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Phillies take Series from Mets and Close Ground!
In the series opener Philadelphia Phillies starter Jake Arrieta pitched a strong game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park, leading the Phillies to victory, 7-5. Javy Guerra, now 1-0, was credited with the win. He allowed no runs on no hits, while striking out 0 and walking 0. That’s a lot of zeros which look good in the box score.
In there second victory, the timely hitting of Andrew McCutchen helped the Philadelphia Phillies down the New York Mets again. McCutchen was 3 for 4 with 2 home runs, while scoring 3 times and driving in 2 for the Phillies, who rang up another 7-5 win. Philadelphia reliever Matt Andriese picked up the win, upping his record to 2-0. Craig Kimbrel shouldered the loss. The victory capped Philadelphia’s 5-game win streak and pulled them one game closer in the Wild Card hunt.J.T. Realmuto hit a 2-run home run off Craig Kimbrel in the bottom of the eighth, which put the Phillies ahead, 7-5. In addition to the homer, Realmuto had 1 double, while going 2 for 4.”You know, at the end of the day, it’s about who scores the most runs,” said Philadelphia GM Johnny Rose.
Around the AL
The New York Yankees dropped two games to the lowly Baltimore Orioles in their series last week. After losing the opener by a score of 6-4 in extra innings it was time for some history making in the middle game of the series. As the last out was recorded, a huge smile spread over the face of New York Yankees famed reliever Aroldis Chapman.The outstanding bullpen performer, well-known for his intimidating scowl while on the hill, had good reason to smile. He had just secured his 300th-career save in the Yankees 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles.”I take this game seriously, but how can you not smile when you accomplish something like this?” he said. Chapman‘s teammates swarmed the mound after the milestone victory, as if the club had just won a pennant or league championship. In the save, Chapman allowed 1 run in 1 innings and gave up 1 hit.Lifetime Chapman has been credited with 300 saves, while compiling a 37-30 won-lost mark.In the final game of the series Baltimore Orioles starter Mac Sceroler led the way by keeping the New York Yankees hitters in check, leading his team to a comfortable 6-2 win in the final game of the series.
What the CEL!
Frank Sinatra joined us at the latest Las Vegas Rat Pack game and had this to say about the fledgling expansion league, “I would like this league to be remembered as a sport that had a wonderful time living life, a game that brought together good friends, and fine family – and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.”Thanks Frank! Oh and a baseball game was played as well with the Las Vegas Rat Pack beating the New Jersey Pioneers by a score of 6-3.”That’s all for this week folks! Join us next week for This Week in Baseball, Phillies Edition.” (edited)