Friday, September 21, 2007

Mets' bullpen implodes again; Phillies 1 1/2 back; Angels on the brink

American League Seattle 5 LA Angels 9 - The Los Angeles Angels recorded another win over their closest rival and are within one win of clinching the AL West division. As they have all season, sluggers Garret Anderson (left) and Vladimir Guerrero(right) provided most of the punch in Thursday's win. Anderson was 2-4 with a double and 3 RBI, while Guerrero socked a two-run homer as part of a 3-4 effort. The duo has a combined 202 RBI on the season. Guerrero has knocked in 122, approaching his career high of 131. Anderson has driven in 80 in just 103 games. LA continues their 4-game series with the Seahawks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Other AL Scores Chi White Sox 0 Kansas City 3 Baltimore 6 Texas 3, 10 innings National League NY Mets 7 Florida 8, 10 innings - The Mets lost for the 6th time in their last 7 games as their bullpen continues to implode. With closer Billy Wagner out with back spasms, the other relievers are being stressed by ineffective starts from a tense rotation. In Thursday's game, the Mets blew a pair of 3 run leads only to lose it all in the bottom of the 10th when Dan Uggla doubled home Hanley Ramirez off Jorge Sosa, who allowed 5 hits and 3 runs in his one inning of work. Life won't get any easier for the Mets. With 10 games left, they have three more in Florida, before returning home on Monday, Sept. 24, where they will host Washington for three, a single game with St. Louis, and close out the season with 3 more with the Marlins. While these games are with teams out of contention, New York is the only division leader with a losing record in their own division (31-32). Including Thursday's loss, the Mets are 7-4 against the Marlins and 9-6 when opposing the Nationals. Philadelphia 7 Washington 6 - Ryan Howard got things started with a 2-run home in the 1st inning (his 41st) and Jimmy Rollins (right) finished it, doubling in the game winner in the 8th inning. The Phillies won for the 10th time in their last 13 outings and closed to within 1 1/2 games of the struggling Mets. The Phillies have three more at Washington, then head home for the final two 3-game series, with the Braves and Nationals. Houston 18 St. Louis 1 - Rookie catcher J. R. Towles went 4-4, improved his batting average from .231 to .412 and drove in 8 runs (a Houston record) in the Astros trouncing of the Cardinals. Towles was recently called up to the parent club and was playing in just his 6th game. Towles had a two-run, ninth inning home run, off Aaron Miles, an infielder who was on the mound for St. Louis' overtaxed bullpen, to go with his two doubles and a single. LA Dodgers 4 Colorado 9 - The Rockies single-handedly ended the Dodgers season, sweeping four straight and sending LA into a 4th-place hole.
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Golf, Fish Walleye , Fall Duck Hunting at Resort Lake Manitoba Narrows Home Cottage Lot.
Matt Holliday continued his torrid hitting, knocking his 36th home run and driving in 3 more runs to bring his league-leading total to 131. Pittsburgh 3 San Diego 6 - The Padres won their 7th straight and trail Arizona by 1/2-game in the NL West. San Diego closes out their home schedule with 3-games against Colorado this weekend, then finishes on the road with 3 games at San Francisco and four at Milwaukee. Other NL Scores Milwaukee 1 Atlanta 3 Cincinnati 4 San Francisco 2

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