Semien’s fourth home run at Safeco Field this season came after a leadoff single from Stephen Vogt as the A’s won their third game in a row. The team’s offensive output over the final week of the regular season doesn’t exactly inspire confidence for when the postseason starts, especially with Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw looming. “Yeah, we’ve had a good attitude all the way through it”, he said. But it’s the same thing.
Bryce Harper fell short in his pursuit of the NL batting crown and the Nationals mustered only two hits Sunday, ending a hugely disappointing season in fitting fashion with a 1-0 loss to the New York Mets. “But we know there’s a few work to do”. “We’ve got to move ahead”, Collins said. “Pitching tonight you know, it was a cold night, the Pittsburgh one was a warm night, so that was a big difference between the two“. He fanned 166 and walked 31 in 150 innings. “I feel like I learned a lot this season, and now it’s time to transfer what I learned during the season in the playoffs”, Syndergaard said. “Felt like he threw it through me”, Harper said of the 97 miles per hour fastball thrown by Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard. Scherzer induced Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki to ground to third leading off the sixth, but Yunel Escobar’s throw bounced and first baseman Clint Robinson could not corral it.
The 17 strikeouts tied Ryan for the most in a no-hitter, STATS said. It will be the first postseason game at the new ballpark and the Mets first home playoff game in nine years. The others were the Tampa Bay Rays in 2010 and 1917 Chicago White Sox, who won the World Series.
Why not Max Scherzer taking the mound against the playoff-bound Mets and reminding all of us, once again, why he was the guy that every team had to have last winter, even one that already had Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann?
Replays showed Scherzer, incomparably competitive, yelling frustrations about the play into the chilly New York air, although the near-40 miles per hour winds swirling around Citi Field nearly certainly carried the sentiments Escobar’s direction. Scherzer threw 80 of his 109 pitches (73.4%) for strikes, and generated 27 swinging strikes.
And let’s not forget, this was the second time the Mets were no-hit in 2015.
SEATTLE – Marcus Semien hit a two-run home run in the top of the 13th inning to give Oakland the win.
Given a clear path to home plate, Tomlinson completed the ninth inside-the-park home run at AT&T Park with a head-first dive on Saturday, propelling the Giants to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. They lost Game One 3-1 on Saturday afternoon. Felipe Rivero worked the ninth for his second save.
Blaine Boyer (3-6) allowed two runs, one earned, while getting two outs for Minnesota (83-78), which began play two games back of Houston for the second wild-card spot. The veteran left-hander made his second career start after 522 relief appearances. And while these Huskies (2-2, 0-1) have the conference’s top-rated defense, giving up less than 16 points a game to date which ranks 17th in the nation, they’re just a little offensively challenged with freshman QB Jake Browning (5 TDs, 4 INTs). If Matz can pitch Thursday, it would put him in line to start a potential Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Dodgers on October. 13. Rafael Martin (2-0) got one out as the Nationals ended a six-game skid against the Mets. Washington, which was picked by many to win the NL East this year, improved to 3-2 on its season-ending six-game road trip by winning both games of Saturday’s twinbill.