MLB Postseason


Catching up on my articles, New York Yankees
The New York Yankees go yard, defeat Minnesota Twins in American League Wild Card playoff.  Even after the Minnesota Twins had a huge top of the first, knocking Cy Young Award candidate Luis Severino out of the game after getting just a single out, they were still defeated by the power of the New York Yankees bats and bullpen. The top of the first was a long half-inning but it was likely much longer to one man than to the rest of us, Severino. Severino allowed a leadoff home run to the Twins’ Brian Dozier, a walk to Jorge Polanco, […]

Yanks go yard, defeat Twins in AL Wild Card game


Schwarber
The Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber started off his sophomore season the way no player wants to start any season. In the third game of the season at the Arizona Diamondback’s Chase Field, Schwarber tore his ACL and LCL – both imperative ligaments in the knee – in an outfield collision with centerfielder Dexter Fowler. The injury caused him to miss the remainder of the regular season and thus far, the Cubs’ entire playoff run to the World Series. You can watch the injury as it happened back in April below: Yes, it most certainly wasn’t pretty and it was a huge […]

Should Kyle Schwarber really be the Cubs’ DH in the ...


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2016 National League Championship Series Ok, I understand I am a bit late to post this in a seven game series but with the ALCS moving so fast, I figured the National League Championship Series, no matter how exciting it has been, had to wait until today. Since pretty much the entire world already knows about Games 1 and 2 of the National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers due to all the action, I’m just going to quickly recap the highlights of both games. Beginning with Game 3 things will be back to […]

National League Championship: recaps & analysis from each game: Cubs ...



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2016 American League Championship Series Similar to my brief coverage of the ALDS and NLDS, I am going to do updates after each game of both the American League Championship Series and the National League Championship Series. So check back often for quick game recaps with a bit of analysis! There may only be four teams but each game doesn’t need a full-on review or full analysis, however, if you did miss a game I hope these posts about the American League Championship Series will help catch you up enough to be ready for the next game! 🙂 Toronto Blue […]

American League Championship Series: daily updates & analysis: Indians win ...


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2016 Division Series Coverage Don’t forget to keep an eye out for my daily coverage of both the American League Championship Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jay and the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs!! Here’s the deal on each Division Series after the conclusion of each day’s Division Series games**:  ALDS:  Toronto Blue Jays @ Texas Rangers (*the @ sign signifies the team with home field with advantage): Game 1: Toronto 10, Texas 1 – Texas ace LHP Cole Hamels got hammered by the Blue Jays’ lineup – […]

2016 Division Series: daily recaps & updates – Final Update! ...


NLDS Game 5
Baseball in October. There really isn’t anything like it. Serious intensity, historic achievements, sometimes complete absurdity – and just when you think you have seen it all, there’s more. The Chicago Cubs ninth inning comeback to defeat the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night was one of those games, or so we all thought. We all thought, “Wow, now that was insane and intense and potential history in the making.” While that NLDS Game 5 may still be potential history in the making, the show put on by the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals at Nationals’ Park may […]

Thought the Cubs win was crazy? Then you didn’t see ...



friday
As was predicted it was a pitcher’s duel of almost epic proportions in New York on Wednesday night. Madison Bumgarner out pitched Thor, aka Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets, but just barely. With their closer, Jeurys Familia, in in the top of the ninth inning with the score still stuck at nothing all an unlikely hero emerged for the San Francisco Giants. Infielder, and not everyday player, Conor Gillaspie launched a three run home run off of Familia. Gillaspie was just a fill in for the night taking over for Eduardo Nunez who hasn’t played since September 25, […]

Giants advance with help from unlikely hero, Four Division Series ...


Edwin Encarnacion, thor, white cleat beat
This is likely a recap that you already know, if you follow baseball regularly. If you do not that’s ok. Last night’s American League Wild Card Game – while intense – is somewhat easy to condense (not meant to rhyme – sorry).  The AL Wild Card one-game playoff between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles took place at the Rogers Centre in Toronto last night. The weather was nice and for the first time since 1985 (when Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox was the Jays’ skipper) the Blue Jays hosted an open air postseason game.  According to […]

Jays defeat O’s, MadBum vs. Thor


Alex Bregman, compete
The Houston Astros are different from the majority of contending ball clubs right now. So many, two good examples being the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers, are so decimated by injuries that they are in need of starting pitching. The St. Louis Cardinals suddenly found themselves in need of a catcher this week and the list just seems to go on. Unlike so many other teams who are desperately trying to find talent in a thin trade market,  the Astros have enough internal talent that they don’t need to make a trade to improve their club. Calling up a […]

Astros can compete without having to make a trade



suspension
Los Angeles Dodgers’ second baseman Chase Utley was suspended two games after he made an aggressive slide “into” second base during the National League Division Series against the New York Mets last year. The result of the slide, which was nowhere near the base, was a broken left leg to Mets’ shortstop Ruben Tejada. The umpires initially said the play was legal, however Major League Baseball handed down the suspension the following day. Utley appealed the suspension and ultimately did not miss any postseason games. He was, until Sunday, supposed to be suspended the first two games of the 2016 […]

Was dropping Utley’s suspension the right choice?


AL Pennant, Royals 7
*Just a warning … I am going to be biased in this post. Not necessarily because I don’t like the Kansas City Royals – which I do not (and not because of the 2014 WC game but because of their antics and their bush league play) – but because I honestly believe that they won this year’s AL Pennant unfairly, in fact in my opinion I don’t think they won it at all!* The game started out looking like the Kansas City Royals were taking game six with ease. David Price looked liked his usual postseason self when he allowed […]

Royals wins AL Pennant but did they really?


2015 NLCS
The New York Mets have swept the Chicago Cubs in the 2015 National League Championship Series (NLCS) and are now World Series bound. The Mets are have won the 2015 National League Pennant, their first since 2000. 2015 NLCS Game 4 Recap It was a sad day for the Cubs and their fans, it was even on the long predicted Back to the Future II “prophesy” day that the Marty McFly learns that the Cubs have won the World Series on Oct. 21, 2015. But the movie joke (the writer was a St. Louis Cardinals fan) was not to be, and […]

Mets, Murphy unbelievable as they win 2015 NLCS