Daily Roundup 09/30/10

As I write this, it’s now… OCTOBER. Postseason, baby!

- From yesterday: Jerry Manuel, manager of the Mets, was asked who would likely start Saturday. He gave the name of a Mets beatwriter.

- Jon Lester’s line tonight: 4 IP, 9 H, 8 R/ER, 5 BB, 5 K. 2 HR, including a grand slam.
– The Red Sox were playing the White Sox and there was a power outage at US Cellular Field.

- The Blue Jays hit six home runs. That’s not unpredictable. But they were playing at TARGET FIELD!
– And Francisco Liriano was pitching. He’d given up six home runs in all of 2010 before today’s game. He gave up three in five innings tonight.
— Jose Bautista homered… twice. Is this that unpredictable? No.
—- He hit his first home run to the opposite field. It was his first of the year. And it was HR number fifty-freakin’-four!
—– Actually, it was the first opposite field home run of his entire CAREER.
—— In 2010, Bautista has 54 home runs, and 55 singles.
——- Not only did Bautista homer – Jose Molina homered. Did I mention they were playing in TARGET FIELD?

- There was a rain delay at Petco – the first since early April 2009.
– The Padres lost 1-0 to the Cubs… just like how they lost 1-0 to the Cubs in the first game of the four-game series. Yikes?

- It took him until his final start of the season, but Brett Myers of the Astros finally didn’t go six full innings in a start.

- Albert Pujols leads the Cardinals in stolen bases. With 14.

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