Cincinnati pitcher Bronson Arroyo tied a club record yesterday! The bad news is, it's the team record for most homeruns given up in a season. Arroyo, who should set the record in the near future, currently sits at 40, tied with Eric Milton.
Nine months ago, pitcher Lance Pendleton was a Yankee. Then he was an Astro. Then he was a Yankee again. Now, he's back with the Astros as they claimed him off of waivers from New York.
The Cubs beat the Mets 5-4 in a thriller. After the Mets scored four runs in the eighth inning to take a 4-3 lead, Aramis Ramirez singled in two runs to give Chicago back a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Randy Wells pitched a good game, allowing two runs in seven innings. Marlon Byrd and Starlin Castro each picked up a couple hits.
The Reds lost to the Rockies 12-7. Bronson Arroyo gave up six earned runs in just one inning while allowing three home runs to tie the aforementioned team record in home runs allowed in a season. Things have just not been going his way. The Reds hit five homers of their own, including two by Chris Heisey, who went 3-4 on the day with two RBI and three runs scored.
The Astros beat the Nationals 9-3. Houston scored six in the third inning via a whole bunch of singles and small ball. Jason Bourgeois went 3-5 while Carlos Lee, Chris Johnson, Angel Sanchez, and Carlos Corporan all picked up a couple of hits.
The Pirates were shut out by the Marlins and Anibal Sanchez 3-0. Worse than that, even, the Pirates only managed one hit, a double from Neil Walker. Sanchez also struck out eleven Pittsburgh batters. Jeff Locke had a nice first appearance, giving up three runs in five innings.
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The Wild Card race looks like this right now:
And here are the playoff participants, if the season ended today:
Braves (Wild Card)
James McDonald (9-7, 3.98) and Javier Vasquez (9-11, 4.29) face off as the Pirates take on the Marlins.
Henry Sosa (2-3, 4.11) and the Astros get to take on Stephen Strasburg (0-0, 0.00) and the Nationals.
Yovani Gallardo (15-10, 3.71) tries to help the Brewers avoid a sweep by the Phillies and Vance Worley (11-1, 2.85)
Jake Westbrook (11-8, 4.65) gets the call for the Cardinals as they play the Braves and Tim Hudson (14-9, 3.14).
Edinson Volquez (5-4, 5.93) and the Reds get the Rockies and Drew Pomeranz (0-0, -.--), making his major league debut.
Matt Garza (8-10, 3.52) and the Cubs are against the Mets and Miguel Batista (4-2, 3.92).