Sunday, September 21, 2008
Other Postseason Races
- Toronto was eliminated from all postseason races following a 3-0 loss to Boston.
- Atlanta edged the Mets 7-6, thanks in part to a Casey Kotchman RBI single in the bottom of the eighth that sparked a four-run rally against the leaky New York bullpen. Scott Schoeneweis took the loss, his fifth. The Mets will next see the Cubs for four in New York.
- Jamie Moyer and a surprising five relievers stymied the Marlins as the Phillies best Florida 5-2, extending the Phils' lead to a game and a half in the NL East.
- After losing two contests in a row to the fifth-place Reds (losing Saturday with C.C. Sabathia on the mound, no less), the Brewers finally found a way to beat Cincinnati, though it took a string of relievers to make up for a short-leashed Seth McClung, who only lasted 3.1 innings. Eric Gagne and Guillermo Mota did it in the reverse order of the way they used to for the Dodgers, and thanks in part to a big three-run fourth, Milwaukee beat Cincinnati 8-1. The Brewers advance to 1.5 games back of the Mets in the Wild Card.
Incidentally, somebody at BCB has a frame capture of Prince Fielder punching the Reds catcher in Saturday's game. Most unsportsmanlike.
- The Twins beat the Rays 4-1 but the White Sox cruised to a 3-0 win over the Royals. Minnesota was eliminated from the Wild Card, and now go home to battle the White Sox for a shot at the postseason; a sweep would leave them on top of the division with three to play against the Royals. The White Sox' magic number for the division is five.
- The Cubs beat St. Louis 5-1, whittling their magic number for home-field advantage in the postseason to one.
definitely uncalled for/ unsportsman-like.
I'm also syrprised the Reds didn't react either.