Braves 5, Mets 3: No relief in Hotlanta for the Mets as their pen gave up two runs in three innings including the game-winning RBI single to Chipper Jones. Hmm, Chipper Jones coming through in the clutch against the Mets is about as expected as the morning sun rising in the east and setting on the Mets postseason hopes. In other news, Yunny Escobar and Garrett Anderson clobbered back-to-back solo dongs in the second.
Phillies 4, Marlins 0: Jamie Moyer, two Phils relievers and some nimble-toed Phils defenders combined to one-hit the Marlins. In addition to snow-coning a foul pop while reaching into the stands, Ryan Howard became the fastest player to reach 200 career tater tots. Yum-o! Raul Ibanez juiced two home run balls of his own outta Land Shark. In eight career starts in Miami, Jamie Moyer is 8-0, which once again proves my point: old Jews love Miami.
Brewers 9, Reds 6: Braden Looper led the Brewers offensive attack on a night when neither team could do much pitching, and Home Run Derby winner Prince Fielder immediately escaped the Derby-winning curse, launching one massive ding-dong and one massive foul ball that probably bounced into the Ohio River. Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-3 with 4 RBI in a losing cause. He's 11-for-31 with 2 HR and 7 RBI since coming back on July 2.
Indians 4, Mariners 1: Cliff Lee allowed just one run in his second complete game of the year and first win in a month's time. Mariners first baseman Russell Branyan's oopsie in the second led to two runs; as M's third baseman Chris Woodward fielded a Ben Francisco grounder, he relayed it across the diamond. Branyan completely lost the ball in the sun and it whizzed past him into the stands, then sheepishly retreated to the dugout to snag a pair of shades. The moral of the story: always wear protection.