Giants try to give Wild card away but Mets and Cardinals refuse the gift
Once again all the main players in the NL Wild Card race lost leaving everything status quo. The three teams combined to score one run with the Mets and Cardinals getting shut out.
The Giants were swept by the Padres when Luis Perdomo beat Madson Bumgarner 3 – 1. The Padres have swept two series this year, and both times, the Giants were the team being swept. Dodgers should send some flowers to San Diego for making their job that much easier. Giants are still 1/2 game up on the Mets.
The Mets lost 1 – 0 to Tanner Roark and the Nationals. The rookie Robert Gsellman pitched five shutout innings for the Mets but when you don’t score you can’t win. Eventually, the relief gave up the deciding run when Wilson Ramos hit his 21st home run. Mets are still 1/2 game up on the Cardinals.
Cubs gave the Cardinals a hard time beating them two out of three and shut them out in the final game of the series. Jon Lester kept pace with teammate Kyle Hendricks for CYA consideration by throwing eight shutout innings of three-hit ball. Combined the two of them held the Cardinals to one run, and four hits in sixteen innings. Rizzo hit two home runs for the offense.
Maybe Miami can back into this, they won today 7 – 5 for the second win in a row and are now only four games back of the Mets. Jose Fernandez proved once again he’s a mere mortal when pitching on the road but the offense picked him and delivered the victory.