Good afternoon and Happy Saturday to you all. I hope you are all enjoying your late-summer weekend; the last before Labor Day. It already feels more like Fall today (but not for long, I'm sure) in Los Angeles, and the Bay Area has been positively dreamy. Meanwhile, in St. Louis, it's 90 degrees, but with the August humidity, it feels more like 100. See, A's? You've reduced me to talking about THE WEATHER. I hope you're proud of yourselves. Instead of talking about new rookies, or interestingly story-lines, I'm taking about the weather. Oh yeah, and Zach Neal. He's pitching. This will be the rookie's fifth start for the A's; his 14th appearance. He has a total of four strikeouts his last three
The Pittsburgh Pirates will not go down without a fight in the National League wild-card race. Josh Harrison stepped up with a spectacular effort Saturday to help the Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-6 in a thrilling offensive showdown. Harrison collected three hits with two runs scored, two RBIs and two stolen bases.
Starting with Chris Carpenter's bobblehead night and continuing through a weekend honoring Bob Gibson (another bobblehead) and Carpenter (induction into the Cardinals' Hall of Fame