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Hail Satin Applesauce: Josh Satin Played, Josh Satin Hit, Josh Satin Scored, and some other stuff happened

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What? You were expecting Willie Harris? (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
What? You were expecting Willie Harris? (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Meet the Mets Josh Satin

Josh Satin and some other Mets players defeated the Nationals 6-3 to take the rubber game of the series. Josh Satin kicked off the scoring for the Mets by coming around on a Ruben Tejada single, after getting a hit in his first professional at-bat. He then graciously stepped aside to allow Willie Harris his own moment of glory, as Motown knocked the go-ahead two-run single in the sixth. Previous to that, Lucas Duda tied the game by hitting a baseball a very long way. 

But enough about that, let's get to some more news about Josh Satin:

The New York Times profiles Mr. Satin, who didn't even know he was starting until he arrived at the ballpark. has their own profile as well. Adam Rubin thinks Josh Satin is smooth (I assume satiny smooth or something), and Terry Collins thinks he might be getting some time in the outfield.

Ruben Tejada and his hands were back in the line-up Sunday, allowing Terry Collins to give Jose Reyes a day off.

Is Mike Pelfrey the new John Maine? I didn't think he was a habitual liar.

Joel Sherman doesn't think the Mets are going to spend a lot of money this offseasonWell, I think he is a habitual liar. Okay, I guess that is potentially libelous. So let's just say that I don't have a lot of faith in the accuracy of Sherman's statements.


Around the NL East

The Phillies lost to the Marlins on a walk off walk. The game was not without the Phillies being a bunch of crybabies controversy as the Phils played the last eight innings under protest, because surprise, Joe West probably did something he shouldn't have. 

Another walk-off as the Braves rallied to beat Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. And as if they needed another reliever, Atlanta activated Peter Moylan from the 60-day DL.

Livan Hernandez made his last start in 2011 for the Nationals yesterday, as Strasmas arrives this week.


Around MLB

Arizona likely put their stamp on the NL West title, rallying for four runs in the eighth to beat the Giants. The Diamondbacks are now seven up with 22 to play. What could possibly go wrong?

/pours bourbon

/drinks it silently

Moving on...

CC Sabathia won his 19th of the year as the Yankees downed the Blue Jays. Top prospect Jesus Montero went 2-3 to raise his average to .300, so I assume he is no longer a bust. A.J. Burnett is still part of the Yankees six-man rotation, but he has been historically wild this season.

The Rangers pounded the Sox in the rubber game of a series that could be a playoff preview. Of course, the Rangers still have to dispose of the Angels, who kept pace with a win over the Twins.

Good Shawn Marcum showed up as the Brewers blanked the Astros. Though in fairness, bad Shawn Marcum also could have blanked the Astros.

At Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee takes a look at the sad decline of Miguel Tejada.

And at BTBS (I call it BTBS now), David Gersham continues his awesome series on scouting with a look at how to scout pitchers.