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EP sports arm Josh Valtteri was a busy day on the diamond and let's start with the mets which continued their winning ways More from correspondent Dave ferry The mets lead the NL east by three and a half games over the braves following New York's 8th win in 9 games 9 5 at Washington Daniel Vogel back's first Homer since joining the mets was a Grand Slam in the 5th inning It's always good to hit home runs But more importantly we want a series And it was really really good team win Pete Alonso smashed his 28th home run A two run shot that gives him a national league leading 86 RBIs Chris Bassett tossed 7 scoreless settings to help the mets finish 5 and one on their road trip Bassett allowed 6 hits and a walk I'm Dave ferry In New York the Mariners got early power to get past the Yankees 7 three Newly acquired Luis Castillo was staked to a 6 zero lead before he towed the rubber for the first time as a Mariner It's always good going up there with so much like a little bit of a cushion I mean I go up there a little bit with more of a plan a little bit more relaxed when I get up there Castillo allowed three runs over 6 and two thirds innings Nick Castellanos 8th inning home run proved to be the game winner as the Phillies won in Atlanta three one ending a strong road swing for a Philadelphia team battling for an NL wild card spot I lost yesterday to be able to get this win and to come back 5 and one on the road trip Every game is important especially within our division In the NFL the league is reportedly seeking an indefinite suspension of at least one year plus a fine and appealing a disciplinary officer's decision to suspend Cleveland brown's quarterback deshaun Watson for 6 games for violating the league's personal conduct policy The NFL's appeal gives commissioner Roger Goodell or someone he designates authority to impose a stiffer penalty And a big blow to women's college basketball as one of the sport's most recognizable faces Yukon star Paige Becker's will miss the entire upcoming season with a torn ACL I'm Josh rowntree AP sports

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