Daily Archives: September 11, 2008

September 11, 2008

Pirates 4, Astros 7: Getting Miggy with It

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Astros (79-67)02000500-790
W: Moehler (11-6) L: Bautista (4-4) S: Valverde (42)


The Astros continue to play with house money in their improbable charge for the playoffs. What was it? Just last month when the Central was divided into the haves and have nots? Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Louis all sat in the top three spots, distanced from the bottom half of the division by a double digit lead in games. Not anymore.

Houston has had as improbable and unexpected last few weeks as St. Louis did the beginning of the season. Only, it counts more at the end.

Miguel Tejada was the hero yesterday, belting a grand slam in the 5th inning to deliver Brian Moehler his 11th win on a silver platter.

Houston passed the Cardinals, who lost to the Cubs, for sole possession of 3rd place, and now are tied for second in the National League wild card race with Philadelphia, 4 games behind the Brewers.

It’s shaping up to be an exciting end to the season. Of course, the Pirates and the Reds both have nothing to do with that excitement.

September 11, 2008

Reds 3, Brewers 4: In the End, the Brewers are Better

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Brewers (83-63)001000102480
W: Mota (5-5) L: Weathers (2-6) S: Torres (27)


For a time, it didn’t look like even the magic of C. C. Sabathia would prevent the Brewers from being swept at the hands of the lowly Reds and “Sesenta y Uno” (Bronson Arroyo). However, the Reds showed that they are a bad team at heart and the Brewers won a game they really needed.

Cincinnati committed 2 errors, which both lead to runs that ultimately lost the game for the Reds. Good to know that manager Dusty Baker is working on lowering those 107 errors that the team has by preaching good fundamentals.

The Brewers have a 4 game lead in the wild card over both the Phillies and Houston.