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Mets Call Up Top Prospect
The Mets are promoting top catching prospect, Francisco Álvarez, ahead of the series with Atlanta. According to MLB Pipeline, Alvarez is the No. 1 prospect in baseball.
Francisco Alvarez is being called up by the Mets with a chance to gain DH at-bats, especially vs. lefties, for the playoffs.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) September 30, 2022
The Blue Jays Clinch Playoff Spot
For the second time in three years, the Blue Jays have clinched a spot for postseason baseball. This came after the Orioles lost to the Red Sox yesterday. The Blue Jays are still in a close race to secure the AL’s first wild-card spot alongside the Rays and Mariners.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 29, 2022
Phillies Tie Brewers
The Phillies are on a five-game skid and are tied for the NL’s last wildcard berth. Both the Phillies and Brewers are tied at 83-72.
“We’re still in it,” said Bryce Harper. “We have seven games left. We’ve got a road ahead of us, but we’ve got to keep playing, got to keep going, not having a mindset about losing and thinking about that.
The Phillies have not had a playoff berth since 2011.
The Philadelphia Phillies, long in possession of the 3rd WC spot in the NL, now have the same record as the Milwaukee Brewers. Phils own the tie breaker, so they’d be in if the season ended right now. But it doesn’t.
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) September 29, 2022
Best Moments From Yesterday
Grand Slams Are Fun
Ford Proctor hit his first career home run, and it just so happened to be a grand slam.
Ford Proctor hit his first career home run for a grand slam. How awesome is that?
— MLB (@MLB) September 30, 2022
Mark Payton got his first Major League RBI and helped the White Sox end their seven-game losing streak. Payton has been in and out of the majors for three years.
A 2-run 3rd. pic.twitter.com/oaCgZFe69f
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 29, 2022
Shohei The Pitcher
What else is there to say? Shohei Ohtani is just THAT good.
Shohei Ohtani has 11.98 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched and that leads all qualified MLB pitchers. 😮 https://t.co/tk3qfQPTbS
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) September 30, 2022
Mickey Moniak was placed on the injured list with a hand injury, ending his season.
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