I understand it’s a little late in the day for a baseball recap, but I have to say, I’m impressed with the MLB action last night. After a mere five and a half months of tedium, nearly 30% of last night’s games both ended in dramatic fashion AND had an impact on the playoff race. Way to go, baseball.
Most impressively, the Mets played against type by overcoming a deficit with several clutch plays in the late innings to win in the bottom of the 9th. Carlos Beltran’s walkoff single sealed the 7-6 victory over the Cubs after Ryan Church dramatically eluded a tag at home to tie the game in the 8th. The win moves the Mets to within a game of the Phillies.
Keeping pace in the wild card race, the Brewers beat the Pirates when Ryan Braun’s tenth-inning grand slam ended the game, while over in the AL Central, the White Sox finished coughing up their division lead. Chicago blew a 6-3 lead, then the Twins completed the series sweep when Alexi Casilla singled home the winning run in the 10th.
All in all, a pretty exciting night. Makes me look forward to the playoffs a little. I think I’m almost ready to handle Jeanne Zelasko’s face in HD.