Sandoval would kick off the scoring for San Francisco, doubling in the second inning. He would eventually come around to score the team's first run of the game. Sandoval would add two more singles and a walk, reaching base four times. He finished 3 for 4, with one run scored.Analysis:
"We're obviously going to look to better the team this offseason, whether it's through trades or free agency," Wright said during an interview with ESPN Radio Wednesday. "We should be ready to roll come spring training because I'm sure expectations are going to be fairly high on us and expectations on ourselves should be high.
"There's a lot of positives looking forward to next year. Obviously I'm optimistic and Mets fans should be optimistic but we have to go out there and prove it now."Analysis:
Carpenter knocked a solo home run in the sixth inning to reduce his team's deficit to four runs before the Cardinals exploded for eight runs in the seventh, three of which came on a bases-loaded double by the third baseman. He hit just eight home runs in the regular season while posting a .272/.375/.375 line in 595 at-bats.Analysis:
Harrison was the only player on the club to collect two hits during the outing. In his final two at-bats, Harrison hit two singles. The Pirates managed just four hits off Madison Bumgarner during the contest. Half of those came from Harrison's bat. Harrison enjoyed a breakout during the regular season, hitting .315/.347/.490 over 520 at-bats.Analysis:
Santiago delivered the key home run with two outs in the 10th, marking his first home run since Aug. 5. He has hit .246/.343/.324 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 179 at-bats.Analysis:
Frazier watched his team fall behind 6-4 after the Pirates scored twice in the top of the seventh, but he evened the game with his blast in the bottom half of the inning before the Reds went on to win in extra innings. Frazier has hit .274/.337/.461 with 29 home runs, 79 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 594 at-bats.Analysis:
"He's always a threat against left-handed pitching, so he can be a guy that covers the four corners and mashes left-handed pitching," team president Theo Epstein said Friday. "That's a nice default for him if the opportunity to play every day doesn't materialize."
Olt has hit .263/.370/.368 in 38 at-bats since rejoining the Cubs in September.
Johnson has six hits, including two doubles over his last 18 at-bats. He is hitting .265 with nine homers and 56 RBI over 570 at-bats this season.Analysis:
McGehee hit a sacrifice fly in the opening frame. He broke a 4-all tie with a two-run double in the seventh inning, securing the win for Miami. He finished 2 for 3 with three RBI. He is hitting .288/.356/.360 with four homers and 74 RBI over 600 at-bats.Analysis: