JML update, September 25, 2018 (Games of Sept. 24)

Posted on: September 25th, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

Alex Bregman stroked his 51st double of the year, driving in one run, as the Houston Astros (99-57) beat the host Toronto Blue Jays, 5-3. Kevin Pillar had a win-some, lose-some game. He hit his 15th homer, a two-run, two-out job to put his team (71-86) on the board in the fourth but he struck out with the bases loaded in the fifth, but on another positive note he did make another sterling defensive play. Rowdy Tellez flied out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth.

Ryan Braun hit his 16th, a solo job mashed into the second deck, in two official at-bats. he also drove in a run with a walk as the Milwaukee Brewers (90-67) beat the host St. Louis Cardinals, 6-4.

Joc Pederson flied out as a pinch-hitter in the sixth for the LA Dodgers (88-69) in their 7-4 win over the host Arizona Diamondbacks. He remained in the game going 0-for-1 with a walk.

Ian Kinsler did not appear for the Boston Red Sox as they won a franchise record 106th game (against 51 losses) with their 6-2 decision over the visiting Baltimore Orioles.

Ryan Lavarnway did not appear for the Pittsburgh Pirates (79-76) in their 6-1 win over the host Chicago Cubs.

Robert Stock did not appear for the San Diego Padres (63-94) in their 5-0 win over the host San Francisco Giants.

Gabe Kapler‘s Philadelphia Phillies were crushed by the host Colorado Rockies, 10-1 to drop to .500 (78-78).

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