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Yardwork: Manny Gets Tossed; Cardinals Meltdown Continues

Nationals 4, Cardinals 2: The St. Louis Cardinals have played their last seven games against the Nationals and the Pirates and somehow managed to win just twice. Neither of those wins came with Adam Wainwright on the mound, and he lost again yesterday. The stretch run is always good for at least one hilarious meltdown and thankfully, the Cardinals have obliged. They are not making the playoffs. Cincinnati has widened their gap to five games. Say goodnight.

Reds 7, Cubs 5: Reds reliever Arthur Rhodes has blown two saves in his last two appearances. Yesterday’s was a bit ugly. He allowed four hits and two runs, including a home run in 0.1 innings. But the Reds have won 11 of 15, and that’s really all that matters.

Royals 6, Indians 2: Bruce Chen beat the Indians for the second time in a week. There’s no way this game was televised.

Rockies 10, Dodgers 5: In what was likely his last game as a Dodger, Manny Ramirez was ejected for arguing a called first strike. His future manager, Ozzie Guillen, was also ejected yesterday. I can’t wait to see these two in action together.

Mets 5, Astros 1: Catching for the Mets yesterday was Josh Thole and playing left field was Chris Carter. Who are these guys? On the mound though was R.A. Dickey. Dickey puts asses in the seats.

Tigers 10, Blue Jays 4: Tigers have won 7 of 10. It’s too late for them to get back into the playoff picture but this is the perfect team to spoil someone else’s fun down the stretch.

Yankees 2, White Sox 1: Ladies and gentleman, Mr. Frank Thomas – “Eighteen years in this game, but 16 full ones here, it brought back a lot of memories, thinking about the great times — and bad times,” Thomas told The Chicago Tribune. “It just caught up to me. I’m a very, very proud man today and this probably was the proudest day of my life.”

Braves 7, Marlins 6: The Braves won for the 23rd time in their final at-bat. That’s ridiculous. This victory came in the form of a walkoff homer that went under review for 86 seconds. I’m not sure why we got the exact number of seconds for the review, but Yahoo told me, so I’m telling you.

Brewers 8, Pirates 4: Trevina Hoffman notched his 599th career save. Fun fact – he has eight saves this year to go along with five blown saves. That sure sounds like Hoffman-like.

Phillies 5, Padres 0: After getting swept by the Astros, the Phillies turned it around and swept the Padres in San Diego. Cole Hamels went eight scoreless and had a great hair day.

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