Rays 1, Yankees 0 (11 innings): An awesome pitcher’s duel between CC and David Price was determined by Reid Brignac’s homer in the 11th inning. He was thrown into the mix after Carl Crawford was tossed in the ninth for arguing a called third strike. After listening this morning to MLB Network’s Peter Gammons discuss the grenade they’ll be taking to this Rays team in the offseason, is there any point in seeing them do well? Sounds like the 1997 Marlins part deux. Inspiring stuff.
Padres 6, Rockies 4: Miguel Tejada and his 4 RBIs said no to the Rockies. If San Diego plans on relying on those kind of heroics, they will lose the division.
Los Mets 1, Butt Pirates 0 (10 innings): This song is amazing!
Phillies 11, Marlins 4: The Philly bats are… alive! I’m ready to hand the NL East to the Phils.
Braves 4, Nationals 0: Eight innings and 12 strikeouts from Derek Lowe. He’s in vintage Fall form. Too bad no one else on this team is prepared to put their grapefruits on the table.
Reds 7, Diamondbacks 2: Jay Bruce went deep twice and Bronson Arroyo’s rock ‘n roll leg kick was good for six innings of two-run ball. Everyone celebrated the win by jamming out to this emotional rollercoaster from Whitesnake.
Red Sox 5, Mariners 1: As if it’s his sole purpose in life, Fister got fisted again.
And finally, a touching toast to the comments section:
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