Stealing Signals: Bullpen Bleeding.

Marlins 8, Mets 7 – The Mets continue to look ready just to hand over the division to the Phillies and call it a season by giving up a three-run lead in the ninth and then the winning run in the 10th. Thanks a bunch, Jorge Sosa.

Philles 8, Nationals 7 – The Phils came back from their own deficit against the Nats and managed to finish the job via an RBI double by Jimmy Rollins.

Angels 9, Mariners 5 – The Angels lock up a tie in the AL West after last night’s beatdown of Seattle.  A bit of a scuffle started up in the sixth when Vlad the Impaler got hit in the head by Jorge Campillo after jacking a two-run homer off him two innings prior.

Astros 18, Cardinals 1 – The ignominious Cardinal downfall continues: J.R. Towles goes 4-for-4 with eight RBIs against St. Louis pitching; the rookie catcher topped it off by going yard off of St. Louis infielder Aaron Miles, who had to pitch the ninth due to a lack of arms.

Braves 3, Brewers 1 – Jeff Bennett holds his former team to one run over 5.2 innings, as Atlanta is looking to climb back in the NL East if possible, while putting the Brewers further back of the Cubs.

Padres 6, Pirates 3 – Brett Bombko becomes useful to someone. Tomko pitched six solid innings and Trevor Hoffman got his 40th save, extending his streak to nine straight seasons with 40+ saves.

Royals 3, White Sox 0 – Zack Greinke turns in the pitching performance of the night by striking out 10 in eight innings of work against the South Siders.

Reds 4, Giants 2 – Homer Bailey throws 5.2 of solid ball, the Reds get knocks off of Matt Cain (including a homer by Jason Ellison).

Rockies 9, Dodgers 4 – Both Matt Holliday and Troy Tulowtizki go deep as the Rockies take their fifth straight and sweep the Dodgers completely out of playofff contention.

Orioles 6, Rangers 3 – Baltimore gets some semblance of offense at the end of a dreary season: a five-run 10th inning will help with a slight team ego boost, although it is the Rangers, and the O’s are still beyond fucked.

Photo: AP/J. Pat Carter


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