Mets Increase NL East Lead to 6 Games after Monster Comeback Victory over Nationals
The New York Mets were down 7-1 entering the seventh inning. The Mets then put up 6 runs in the seventh to tie the game then pushed across the game winning run in the eighth inning for the victory. It was a bad start for Mets starter Matt Harvey.
It was a tough week for Matt Harvey. He ran into problems about pitch counts in the postseason in response to the media. Harvey got roughed up as he allowed seven earned runs and eight hits in 5 1/3rd innings of work. The Mets starter has allowed 11 earned runs over his past 11 2/3rd innings.
The Mets captain returned to the lineup and has been red hot. He had a two hit game in the big comeback victory with a home run. Wright had multiple hits in four of his past six games.
It was a huge acquisition for the Mets at the trading deadline. Cespedes had a three run double in the victory. He has hits in seven straight games with five of them multiple hit games. Yoenis Cespedes is batting .485 over his past seven days.
Granderson is 3 for 6 in this series with all extra base hits. He has driven in two runs in the two games against the Nationals. Curtis Granderson has 23 homers and 61 RBIs on the season.
Toronto Blue Jays up 1 ½ Games in AL East with 5-1 Win at Boston Red Sox
The Blue Jays broke open a 1-1game with four runs in the top of the tenth inning for the victory at Boston. Toronto pitching limited the Red Sox to just four hits.
The Blue Jays shortstop that was acquired at the trading deadline from Colorado was battling a 5 for 30 slump the past seven days. Tulowitzki had two hits with an RBI on Tuesday.
The left fielder had two hits and an RBI in the win. Colabello has his batting average up to .331 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs. He has multiple hits in two of his past three games.
Donaldson had a triple in the victory. His batting average is up to .305 with 37 homers and 115 RBIs. The third baseman is hitting .429 for the month of September.
The Blue Jays right hander held the Red Sox to just one earned run and four hits over six innings. Toronto is 10-0 in Dickey’s past ten starts.
Yankees Lose 2-1 to Orioles—Lose Ground on Blue Jays
The New York bats went cold on Tuesday suffering a 2-1 loss that sent the Yankees 1 ½ games back of the Blue Jays in the AL East race. The Yankees were limited to just six hits against Orioles pitching. They wasted a good outing from starter Masahiro Tanaka.
The Yankees right hander threw eight innings and allowed just one earned run and six hits as he received a no decision. In 21 starts Tanaka is 11-6 with an ERA of 3.57 and WHIP of 1.01.
The DH for the Yankees had two hits in the loss with a home run and RBI. ARod has multiple hits in two of his past three games.
McCann has hits in consecutive games to move his average up to .246 with 25 homers and 86 RBIs.
The 38 year old right fielder had a hit on Tuesday. His average is now .276 with 14 homers and 50 RBIs.
Ellsbury had a hit in four at bats. He is battling a 3 for 17 slump in the month of September.