The New York Times’ Ben Shpigel asks why the Mets seem insistent on dealing Luis Castillo. Seems like an easy call to me: he has no range he has no power, he makes too much money, and there are actually teams out there who might want to deal for him. The real question, it seems, is why Omar Minaya called Castillo the Mets’ “most valuable player” for 2009 last week.
We entered the bottom of the eighth with the Americans leading the Nationals 5-2, and Charlie Morton on the hill. He got Joe Votto to ground out to second but he wasn’t so lucky when the Brewers’ Christian Yelich came to the plate: Yelich homered, again to left field, to bring the National League one run closer, 5-3.
We head to the top of the ninth, the American League still in the lead.