Friday, July 23, 2021

Mets Shocked; Lorenzen's Return Keeps Reds in Playoffs for Now

New update and photo below, 1st place Mets stunned by relegated Pirates.

Our league rules dictate the only player cards we do not use are players not on the roster or players on the 60 day DL or who appear are in the process of missing 60 straight days.

Those rules helped the Reds against the Nats. Strasburg had a rehab set back making it apparent he would make 60 days without pitching, meaning in the game the Nats had to start Corbin as their No. 2 pitcher after Scherzer against the Reds. On the flip side, Lorenzen had missed most of our statis-pro season on the 60-day DL, but came back to pitch an inning qnd score the winning run (then pulling his hamstring).

In our game Lorenzen's return was key for the battered Reds bullpen, as he threw a key scoreless 8th inning to back up Gray's 2-0 win over Scherzer. Lorenzen also singled at the plate.

The Nats did beat their old teammate Doolittle 5-4 in the bottom of the 9th of game 2 that left the Reds in the playoff picture at 40-38- while the Nats are 38-40.

NL Northwest                   NL Southeast

Milwaukee 42-30  ---        New York  50-34  ---

Los Angeles 43-35 -2        St. Louis     39-33   -5

Chicago        43-35  -2        Cincinnati  40-38  -7

Arizona        39-39  -6        Atlanta      40-38  -7

San Diego     35-37  -8        Washington 38-40  -9

Wild card if today: StL at ChC and Cin at LAD

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