Archive for September 2006

The Astros and Phillies both win extra-inning affairs, keeping their playoff hopes alive.

Elsewhere, Twins clinch playoff spot, Cards fading fast, and Dodgers, Phillies tied for NL WC.

Florida’s Dontrelle Willis hits two home runs and gets the win against the Mets, while Milwaukee’s Geoff Jenkins wins it with a walk-off against St. Louis.

Bud Selig was wrong … teams like the Tigers and the Mets can compete against the large-market powerhouses!

That’s the lowlight. The highlights: Gary Matthews Jr., Texas Ranger, hits for the cycle, the Padres crush the Reds, and L.A.’s Brad Penny becomes NL’s first 16-game winner.

Sanchez, Ross, and Ugga, each only $327K for the season, power the Marlins past the Mets, maintaining Florida’s unbelievable Wild Card contention. Oh, and The Big Hurt homers in his 6th consecutive game for the Athletics.

Anibal Sanchez throws a no-hitter for the Marlins, while San Diego’s Paul McAnulty’s 1st career HR is a game-winner in the 11th. Rookies.

Utley, Howard, and Hamels lead Phillies, almost a no-hitter by Ramon Ortiz, and the Marlins are 1 game above .500.

If you’re a Cardinals fan, Gary Bennett just might be your new hero.

Reds move into first place tie with Cardinals in the NL Central. In the AL, Jered Weaver loses his first game.

Colorado’s Hawpe singles home winning run in bottom of the 9th against Arizona, NYM’s Pedro strains his calf in the first inning, and the White Sox are still only 5.5 back against Detroit.

White Sox now just 5.5 games behind the Tigers in the AL Central.

Dodger’s Lofton singles home winning run in bottom of the ninth against the Rockies; Los Angeles moves into first place in the NL West. In the AL, Royals sweep the Red Sox.

David Ross hits a walk-off two-run home run to lead the Reds past the Cardinals. Royals also win in the bottom of the ninth against the Red Sox.

Richie Sexson belts a 10th-inning walk-off grand slam for the Mariners; Ryan Freel receives four standing ovations from Reds’ faithful.

Francisco Liriano lasts only four innings against the Tigers due to soreness in his left forearm.

In a world where laughter was king.

A sample of words and phrases used to answer five questions: motivational speaker, ignore the pitching staff, recovery plan, barren wasteland, and “pitching to contact”.