Last night Mets infielder Jose Reyes was rushed into emergency pitching service due to an historic blowout at the hands of the Washington Nationals. He didn’t fare well, giving up two homers. One to Matt Adams, one to Mark Reynolds.
Today in what can only be described as an act of scheduling cruelty, the Mets had to face the Nats once again. As I type this the Mets are certainly losing — 5-2 — and that can’t be too terribly surprising. But Reyes has evened his personal ledger to some extent, hitting two homers of his own: a solo shot in the fifth and a second solo shot in the eighth.
Shohei Ohtani‘s career is just getting started, so it’s not out of the question that he’ll give up two homers one night and hit two the next day himself, but for now I think it’s safe to say that Reyes is in some pretty singular territory.
The Brewers, once left for dead after outfielder Christian Yelich suffered a season-ending injury, defeated the Pirates 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. That, paired with the Nationals’ 5-3 loss to the Marlins, moved them into a tie for the first NL Wild Card. The Brewers are 10-2 since Yelich’s injury.
During Sunday’s game, the Brewers brought a combined perfect game bid into the seventh inning. It ended when Gio González allowed a one-out single to Bryan Reynolds. The Brewers’ four runs came on two Eric Thames homers and an Orlando Arcia homer. The Pirates mounted a rally in the eighth inning, scoring three runs, but Josh Hader came in and slammed the door, getting the final four outs.
The Brewers end the season on a six-game road trip. They will face the Reds for three games before finishing out the schedule with three against the Rockies. The Cubs trail both the Brewers and Nationals by four games. The Mets are 4.5 games back while the Diamondbacks and Phillies are each 5.5 games behind.