Adam Duvall's two-run single was all Cincinnati needed as the Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Reds' third win in their last four games dealt a blow to the Cardinals' playoff hopes. St. Louis lost ground in the race for the two NL wild cards, falling 2 1/2 games behind the New York Mets and possibly two games behind the San Francisco Giants pending the outcome of their game against the Colorado Rockies.
James Loney and Jay Bruce hit two-run homers and Jeurys Familia earned his 50th save of the season as the Mets beat the Marlins, 5-2, on Wednesday night in Miami Read more The Cardinals and Giants both lost, meaning the Mets are two losses up on the Cardinals and one loss up on the Giants in the Wild Card race. The Mets can clinch a postseason berth by winning at least two of their final three games of the season - or, by winning one game combined with one loss by the Cardinals. Also on Wednesday, Terry Collins said Bartolo Colon could start on short rest Friday so he pitch a potential Wild Card game if Noah Syndergaard is needed Sunday Read more Colon has a tendon issue in his right foot,
What's going on with San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey? In a season in which offensive production has peaked and more players have hit 20 home runs than ever before, Posey's production has declined in just about every way. After a four-season run in which he slashed .315/.381/.490 and averaged 20 home runs, Posey is hitting .288/.360/.440. He has two home runs in his past 59 games (including one Tuesday that bounced off the fence) heading into the Giants' game against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday (10 p.m. ET, ESPN). Baseball-Reference.com has a stat that measures how many runs a player is valued above average on offense. Posey’s past five years on that metric show 51, 22, 30, 24