09.26.08 9 years ago 8 Comments

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.

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