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Mets 360 says that Royals outfielder Norichika Aoki is an intriguing option for New York to target in free agency. He won't solve any power problems, but Aoki is good at walks, contact, and defense. In three major league seasons, he's accumulated 5.1 fWAR.
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While the football Giants were making me cry, the baseball version played a heck of a ballgame last night against the St. Louis Cardinals. San Francisco tied the game in the top of the ninth when Matt Duffy raced around to score from second base on a Trevor Rosenthal wild pitch. Kolten Wong answered for St. Louis with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the frame. The Cardinals won 5-4 to tie the NLCS at one game a piece.
Game 2 played more like a slugfest than a classic National League chess match.
Yadier Molina was unable to finish the game after leaving with a strained oblique in the sixth inning. Backup Tony Cruz was behind the plate for the Rosenthal wild pitch that nearly blew the game for St. Louis.
With Adam Wainwright not pitching so well in October, should he even make his scheduled Game 5 start?
On the other hand, we might be stuck with no baseball due to a Kansas City storm.
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