• Mets 7, Braves 1: What the? After getting swept by the Phillies, the Mets managed to get a win against a team they've had little success against all this season. Boy did they need it too after losing five straight games. John Maine pitched marvelously over 7 innings, only allowing 3 hits. The one run the Braves scored came on a wild pitch in a tense 6th inning when the Braves had the bases loaded. The bullpen even managed to keep the Braves scoreless, holding them to one hit over two innings. Maybe because Guillermo Mota or Billy Wagner didn't make appearances? Carlos Delgado was 2-4 with a home run (marking the 12 consecutive time he's hit 20 HRs in a season) and 3 RBI to help buoy the Mets offense. Coming up on the horizon for the Mets is the return of Pedro Martinez. Management has said he'll be pitching Monday, but they haven't decided if it will be for the Brooklyn Cyclones or the big league club.
  • Devil Rays 9, Yankees 1: Similar to the Mets, the Yankees are coming off a sweep and had the opposite result of their last few games. Phil Hughes was less than spectacular for the 3rd time in a row. Against the D-Rays, he was poor from the start, allowing the first three batters he faced to get on base. While he escaped the first inning by allowing just one run, he allowed 4 more runs (3 earned) for the rest of his brief outing.
  • At the US Open, two men's matches went to five sets in trilling fashion. Novak Djokovic defeated Radek Stepanek in a match that lasted almost five hours and Tommy Robredo came back from being down 1-4 in the 5th set to beat Mardy Fish. Rafael Nadal easily advanced and former Open champ Lleyton Hewitt was beaten in 4 sets by Agustin Calleri. Tim Henman, who is retiring after the season, lost as well. On the women's side, all of the big names advanced - Henin, Jankovic, Ivanovic, the Williams Sisters - with only one higher seed falling to a lower seed. Elena Dementieva lost in straight sets to Sybille Bammer.
  • Cyclones 6, Ironbirds 1: Going into the final weekend of the season, the Cyclones have a small lead in the McNamara Division of the New York-Penn League and play four games against the rival S.I. Yankees, who happen to be in 2nd, starting tomorrow. Brooklyn put 15 hits on the board in the win.
  • S.I. Yankees 8, Renegades 3: The Baby Bombers kept pace with the Cyclones by winning their own game. If they don't catch the Cyclones over the final week of the season, the Yankees are in a good position to secure the wild card slot for the playoffs.