Daily NL Wild Card race update 09/09/16
Close games but everyone won except the Pirates so no real changes took place except that Miami is now even with the Pirates at 5 games back. Still Giants by 1/2 a game over the Mets and the Mets 1/2 game over the Cardinals, with Miami/Pirates both five games back of the Mets.
The Giants won a 12 inning game against Arizona even though the Giants started Bumgarner against Rubby De La Rosa. Rubby hadn’t pitched since May 25th and was only able to pitch two innings. The Diamondbacks gave it their all, using 12 pitchers including three pitchers who had started at least eight games for them but to no avail as the Giants won 7 – 6. To rub more salt into the wound, the much maligned Joe Nathan picked up the victory by pitching one inning of relief.
The Mets stayed hot, coming from behind to beat the Braves by scoring four runs in the eighth inning to win 6 – 4. Matt Kemp blasted his 29th home run and even walked twice for the Braves in the losing effort.
The Cardinals barely hung on to beat the Brewers 4 – 3 behind Carlos Martinez. Carlos went seven innings but only struck out one batter. Cardinals got two more home runs this time from Carpenter and Piscotty.