Earlier today I listed how I wanted each of the important games to turn out.
I don't really care about the Astros vs. the Reds, and judging by the attendance (just over 13,000) neither did the people in Cincinnati.
Well the slate of games are over for the night, so let's see if my wishes came true:
A RED SOX WIN AGAINST THE A'S
(which of course trumps everything else!)
A RANGERS WIN OVER THE ANGELS
A PHILLIES WIN AGAINST THE BRAVES
A TIGER WIN AGAINST THE TWINS
A NATIONALS WIN AGAINST THE METS
A PIRATES WIN AGAINST THE DIAMONDBACKS
A ROCKIES WIN OVER THE DODGERS
I didn't get
A YANKEE LOSS AGAINST THE DEVIL RAYS
A BREWERS WIN OVER THE CARDINALS
A GIANTS WIN OVER THE PADRES
I didn't get a double header sweep by the Mariners, but thanks to someone named Jeff Clement who hit his first major league homer with 2 outs in the 9th and someone named Mike Morse who singled home a run in the 10th, the Mariners managed a split.
Naturally one of the two games was a home game for the Mariners, the other an away game.
Then complain to the folks in the scheduling department who opened the season in Siberia instead of a domed stadium.
So the Red Sox go into the last 4 games of the season tied for the best record.
No preventing the Yankees clinching, the Brewers failed to capitalize on a chance to pull within 1 game but the Mets are in danger of an epic collapse. The Rockies stay a game out of the Wild Card and the Padres pull within a game of the division.
Not bad... not bad.
Steps forward, and steps backward
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