Baseball's Tenuous Battle for Important Stuff: 3 Days To Go

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Note: Baseball Before Bedtime will no longer be seen on Walkoff Walk in 2008 so that we may bring you short and mildly amusing recaps about games that made a goddamn difference in the race for the postseason. Sorry, Padres fans.

Mets 7, Cubs 6: Last night New York was in the business of erasing deficits with their offense, instead of their bullpen. Down by 3 runs after 6, the Mets got into the Cubs bullpen touching up Chad Gaudin, Neil Cotts and Kevin Hart. The Deathblow came from Carlos Beltran, a walkoff single that scored Jose Reyes.

Brewers 5, Pirates 1 (10): But the NL Wild Card race remains knotted up. The bases were juiced in the bottom of the ninth, there were two balls on Ryan Braun (va va voom) and I had that dadgum shrimp ready to roll. But having no sense of the moment Braun decided to jack a King Dong instead. Yawn.

Twins 7, White Sox 6 (10): Another extra inning affair and another walkoff hit for the home team. After Carlos Gomez and Denard Span joined forces to tie the game in the 8th, Alexei Casilla knocked home the game winning single in the bottom of the tenth. Look at those names. The Twins are becoming downright Marlinesque with their succes with young, non-famous and affordable players. The White Sox lead in the division is down to 1 0 in the loss column.

St Louis 12, Arizona 3: The Snakes playoff hopes were extinguished in a hail of runs. Albert Pujols drove in 4 and had his 35th tater tot of the year to tie Ryan Ludwick for the team lead... until Ludwick came up next and also hit a funny bone. With the Arizona loss, The Los Angeles Dodgers (aka Joe Torre Presents the 2003 Red Sox) secured a playoff berth. Take that, Hank Steinbrenner.

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Shouldn't we be having some sort of commenter-off today featuring bc twins vs. palehose?

@CTC: Braun was the crew's last batter that inning regardless of what happened. There were two outs sadly. Man the dorms here were loud after the bomb though.

I bet Hank Steinbrenner punched a metal fan after that Dodgers game ended.

Ahem... The twins now lead the division not the white sox.

UTFLW: This site already has one loser in the AL Central commenter elimination.

@ Wahoo

Don't forget freetzy.


It's football season now.

@pale hose
At least the sox still have a chance. The bears have been out of it since training camp

If you put the front offices of the Indians and the Browns in Chinese finger cuffs they'd starve before figuring them out.

@BC - yeah, but I'm not a Bears fan.
I heart the Buzzsaw. No, I am NOT Will Leitch.

You almost make me feel sorry for the palehose but then I remember 2005

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