Like Old man River, the Mets just keep rolling along. They won their sixth straight in dramatic fashion last night, scoring four runs in the top of the ninth against the Nationals to erase a 3-2 deficit. Ike Davis had two singles and scored a run. he’s riding a nine-game hitting streak. I don’t think DiMaggio fans have anything to worry about yet.
Jason Marquis did not play in the game for the Nationals.
Ryan Braun was 0-4 in a 7-6 loss to the Reds. On the bright side, he was named NL Player of the Week ending April 24. Braun went 12-25 with three homers and nine RBIs. he has reached base in each of the Brewers’ 21 games this season,and ranked second in the league with an .840 slugging percentage.
Ian Kinsler was 0-2 with two walks, a run scored, and a stolen base in the Rangers’ 7-6 win over the Blue Jays. Despite his .216 batting average, Kinsler is fifth in the AL in walks and runs scored, with 16 in each category.
Kevin Youkilis once again provided the bulk of the Redd Sox’s offense, and once again it wasn’t enough. He had a three-run homer in a 5-4 loss to the Orioles.
Sam Fuld had a double in two official at-bats, three walks, and scored two runs as the Rays beat Danny Valencia and the Twins, 8-2.
Valencia was 0-4 in the game.
On a (much) lesser note, my Amigos 50-and-over team pulled out a hot one last night. We led our opponents 18-8 going into the bottom of the last (seventh) inning and they managed to tie the game! It was like that Bugs Bunny cartoon. Several of the runs came with two out; we just couldn’t seem to finish them off.
The game went into extras until we scored four in the ninth. Still, it took some snazzy play in the bottom of that frame to win the damn thing, 22-19. Your humble blogger was 3-4 with a double and a couple of RBIs and a catch of a pop-up at the plate with the bases loaded for the second out in that last inning. Whew.