Archive for September 2006

The Astros and Phillies both win extra-inning affairs, keeping their playoff hopes alive.

Elsewhere, Twins clinch playoff spot, Cards fading fast, and Dodgers, Phillies tied for NL WC.

Florida’s Dontrelle Willis hits two home runs and gets the win against the Mets, while Milwaukee’s Geoff Jenkins wins it with a walk-off against St. Louis.

Bud Selig was wrong … teams like the Tigers and the Mets can compete against the large-market powerhouses!

That’s the lowlight. The highlights: Gary Matthews Jr., Texas Ranger, hits for the cycle, the Padres crush the Reds, and L.A.’s Brad Penny becomes NL’s first 16-game winner.

Sanchez, Ross, and Ugga, each only $327K for the season, power the Marlins past the Mets, maintaining Florida’s unbelievable Wild Card contention. Oh, and The Big Hurt homers in his 6th consecutive game for the Athletics.

Anibal Sanchez throws a no-hitter for the Marlins, while San Diego’s Paul McAnulty’s 1st career HR is a game-winner in the 11th. Rookies.

Utley, Howard, and Hamels lead Phillies, almost a no-hitter by Ramon Ortiz, and the Marlins are 1 game above .500.

If you’re a Cardinals fan, Gary Bennett just might be your new hero.

Reds move into first place tie with Cardinals in the NL Central. In the AL, Jered Weaver loses his first game.