The 2016 AL Wild Card race continues and the Houston Astros remain in contention after a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. As of this posting, the Astros are still 3.0 games back of the second wild card spot. The good news? A bunch of teams going for the wild card are facing each other this week so there's a shot that if we take care of business we sneak in. Cross your fingers, everyone! Tonight was a display of power by our beloved Astros. Three solo home runs left the park today to drive the home team to victory. Evan Gattis, Tony Kemp (you read that right!) and Tyler White all spanked the ball over the fence. Well done gentlemen! The other run to score for the Astros came
Today, the Mariners won a baseball game. They had to do this—it was required of them—but despite it all they still remain 2.5 games back from the second Wild Card spot, and their first playoff appearance in fifteen years. I’m not really in the mood to wax poetic about it, though. We’re all, it seems, cogently aware of the reality of the situation this team has put themselves in over the past couple of months. Last night they showed up to Target Field and looked like the flummoxed sack of sprouting potatoes which they so often have resembled. Today was the opposite. Now, for the next seven days they will have to figure out how to win five, maybe six games. They did this to themselves, with every
If there is a silver lining to Central Coast Mariners sacking Tony Walmsley, it is that new coach Paul Okon has over a month to stamp his authority before the A-League season. If the Mariners buy-in to Okon's Postecoglou-inspired philosophy, the new boss can fix their defensive problems from last season and the fans get behind them, Central Coast will go a long way to improving on their win-loss record of last season that saw them finish last.