Thursday, June 11, 2015

Scoreboard Watching: June 11, 2015

I suppose this is more "scoreboard watched" given the time of posting, but the Mets finally decided to win a game against San Francisco, taking the final game of the series 5-4. The Mets are in first place with a 32-29 record, a half-game ahead of the Nationals, which is a shocker--just as Michael Cuddyer's walkoff single was in the bottom of the ninth inning to take the game from Sergio Romo, who suffered his third loss of the year.

With the Giants loss, the Dodgers have a 1.5-game lead in the NL West going into the weekend. We play @ San Diego; the Giants are at Birdshit Park hosting the Diamondbacks.

Elsewhere in the NL West, the Padres beat the Braves 6-4 in 11 innings, in Atlanta. Tempers were hot today after San Diego lost Tuesday's series opener, punctuated by a five-run inning which included Andrelton Simmons sliding hard into Padres catcher Derek Norris for the fifth run (which tied the game). Yesterday, Padre Tyson Ross threw behind Simmons; today, Julio Teheran had a 1-2 count on Matt Kemp and hit him on the shoulder, clearing the benches (no punches thrown). Kemp did not look happy.

Anyway, it's always nice to wake up and see the divisional lead expand, so we'll take it.