It’s September now. And while a good chunk of the sports world is going football crazy, we over here in the land of baseball are pretty excited about the month ahead of us too. We’ve got playoff races to watch, divisions to decide and postseason awards to lock up. There will be excitement, disappointment, surprise and agony — and that might only be in the NL East. [ Play a Daily Fantasy contest for cash today! ] As we size up the month ahead, there are storylines abound, from these surprising teams like the New York Mets and the Houston Astros to the juggernauts hoping to escape disappointment like the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers. So The Stew’s Mike Oz and Chris Cwik are here with the 10 most important storylines for the month ahead. Get ready, baseball fans, because this is going to be a fun one.

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Post info: By OldTimeMet on September 2nd, 2015
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Brett Gardner homered and Stephen Drew hit a two-run double as the New York Yankees pieced together just enough offense to overcame Rick Porcello’s career-high 13 strikeouts and beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Tuesday night. Michael Pineda (10-8) pitched six strong innings for the Yankees, scattering four hits and striking out seven and Andrew Miller picked up his 29th save as New York evened the series at one game apiece. Boston had a promising rally going in the eighth that quickly fizzled on an attempted double steal.

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While Joe Ross might be nearing an innings limit imposed by the Washington Nationals, Marco Gonzales’ big league season is just getting started for the St. Louis Cardinals. Gonzales replaces an injured Carlos Martinez on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium, where Ross seeks a third straight victory as innings continue ticking off from an undisclosed ceiling. Washington wins in the series, however, have been rare for over three seasons.

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Bartolo Colon breezed through eight snappy innings and the New York Mets got homers from Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto, extending their dominant run against the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3-1 victory Monday night. After throwing seven shutout innings last Wednesday at Philadelphia during New York’s four-game sweep, the 42-year-old Colon (12-11) was one better this time. New York improved to 13-1 against the last-place Phillies this season (7-0 at home) with its 10th consecutive win over its division rival.

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Post info: By OldTimeMet on August 31st, 2015
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He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio went to a baseball game over the weekend. Actually, he went to all three games played between his beloved Red Sox and the Mets, frustrated by his favorite team’s disappointing season but excited for the upstart Mets and what their surprising resurgence could mean for October’s playoff possibilities in the nation’s largest city.

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The NL East-leading New York Mets acquired reliever Addison Reed from Arizona for two minor league pitchers Sunday, completing a trade they hope will bolster their late-inning bullpen. Reed is expected to join the Mets on Monday when they play Philadelphia. New York sent right-handers Miller Diaz and Matt Koch to the Diamondbacks.

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Post info: By OldTimeMet on August 30th, 2015
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A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:

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NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade that would send reliever Addison Reed to the NL East leaders.

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DeGrom looks to continue his dominance at Citi Field as the NL East-leading New York Mets try to end their longest home losing streak of the season Saturday against the Boston Red Sox. With Hanigan expected to be behind the plate, rookie Blake Swihart would head to the bench after hitting a solo inside-the-park homer in the 10th on Friday.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rookie Aaron Nola pitched seven strong innings and Cameron Rupp homered and drove in four runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Diego Padres 7-1 Friday night.

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Post info: By OldTimeMet on August 28th, 2015
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