October 3, 2022

1. The Braves sweep the Mets in the series of the season

They beat deGrom, they beat Scherzer, they beat Bassitt, and the thrilling NL East race ends (essentially) with brooms down in Atlanta.

2. The stars of the series: Dansby Swanson and Matt Olson

Each of them hit a home run in each of the three games, each of which were very important home runs —as these Braves in pursuit have finally caught and passed the pursued.

3. Albert Pujols hits #701 and #702

And the latter came in the final regular-season at-bat of his career in St. Louis — launched onto the grass over the center field wall, tying Babe Ruth in career RBI.

4. And the three Cardinals legends came off the field together

A nice touch in the fifth inning by the manager, Oli Marmol.

5. The MLB standings this Monday afternoon

The final week of the regular season, with the Wild Card series starting on Friday — and here’s how things stand:

6. As you might’ve seen, there were some clinchings this weekend

Headlined by Cal Raleigh’s walk-off homer to end a 20-year postseason drought in Seattle.

7. The Dodgers have 110 wins

Tied for the most successful National League season in over 100 years.

8. Aaron Judge slips back into a homerless drought

The guy has been incredible to watch — but is #62 actually happening?

If so, it’ll have to come in Texas — with four final games starting tonight.

9. The play of the weekend: Dave

Patience. Hustle. Precision. Genius.

10. The baseball play of the weekend: Nick Allen

11. Various news and updates from around the league

12. And lastly, the stat of the day

Anthony Rizzo reaches a hit-by-pitch milestone with #200.

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