Scouts: Only a handful of games today, which is a blessing for this guy as there were several, separate multiple-car pile ups on the way into work today and I’m running massively behind. Today marks the 123rd post on the season for Prof and I, and quite frankly this blogger is ready for a break. So let’s get into it shall we?
Phillies 2, Nationals 7 – Prof: Three is a magic number, yes it is. It’s a magic number. You don’t need Schoolhouse Rock to tell you this; only follow the Washington Nationals’ playoff chances. With this defeat of Philadelphia, the Curly Dubs got ever closer to a wild card berth. Adam Eaton, Yan Gomes, and the Treat Urner all homered – one per inning.
Orioles 10, Blue Jays 11 F/15 – Scouts: Toronto really didn’t want to lose this game. They scored 2 in the 9th to tie, ince in the 12th, and then finally Anthony Alford picked up his first career homer in the 15th to send them all home. A total of 20 pitchers were used in this game. Only two pitchers pitched longer than 2 innings. Gotta love September baseball.
Red Sox 4, Rays 7 – Scouts: Boston jumped out to an early 4 run lead, but Tampa was having none of that, and responded with a 6 run 4th that propelled them to stand alone for the final Wild Card spot. Ji-Man Choi, Brandon Lowe, and Willy Adames all homered for the cause.
Marlins 8, Mets 4 – Prof: Meet the Mets, meet the mess. Watch as Miami beats the Matz. What little chance New York had went away like dust, as they are now five games back of Milwaukee. The Mets would have to be pretty much perfect to get into the postseason. For the Feesh, this victory was hard won off the bat off Jorge Alfaro, who hit two dingers.
Cardinals 9, Diamondbacks 7 – Scouts: St. Louis lowered their magic number to three, and hit 4 homers in the process, including Paul Goldschmidt’s 32, and Yadier Molina’s 10th on the year.