No longer will the Dodgers and their fans have to hear about the ‘88 team. No longer will they endure the “There’s always next year” memes. The Dodgers have finally done it. They have won their first World Series title in 32 years. Looking at the teams the Dodgers have had over the last 32 years it seems improbable. Clayton Kershaw finally has a ring. The entire World … [Read more...] about Finally!
The Dodgers are 1 win away from being the 2020 World Series champs. They grabbed hold of game 5 and came away with a close 4-2 win over the Rays. Clayton Kershaw had another solid pitching performance tonight, striking out 6 batters over 5.2 innings while only giving up 2 earned runs. Glasnow struggled early again in tonight's start, giving up 2 runs in the first 2 innings … [Read more...] about Dodgers Take Game 5
The Dodgers started game 4 as if game 3 had never ended. Another Justin Turner 1st inning home run, and Julio Urias virtually unhittable for the first 3 innings of play. Then the bottom of the 4th started out with a bang with another Randy Arozarena home run, his 9th of this postseason, cutting the lead in half. From that point forward the game was as exciting as any postseason … [Read more...] about Rays Walk it Off in Style
Walker Buehler's box line reads like it came from a video game. For 6 innings he dominated the Rays and made the ALCS Champs look like a high school team. 10 strikeouts, 3 hits, 1 walk, and 1 earned run in 6 innings pitched. The lone run came by the way of a Willy Adames double down the left-field line that scored Manuel Margot. The Rays' starter Charlie Morton was a far … [Read more...] about Buehler? Buehler? Buehler!
Blake Snell got the nod for game 2 of the World Series and the former Cy Young pitched an absolute gem. Snell struck out 9 over the first 4.2 innings relinquishing 2 runs on 2 hits. “The Mix,” is what Snell contributed to his success tonight, keeping batters off balance with his nasty curve and sneaky fastball. Blake Snell is only the third pitcher in World Series history, … [Read more...] about Rays go Lowe; Series tied 1-1
Kershaw was phenomenal in Game 1 of the World Series, striking out 8 batters over 6 innings. Those 8 Ks moved Kershaw to over 200 postseason strikeouts, good enough for second all-time in postseason play. The Rays struggled all night at the plate, managing only 6 hits and 3 runs. Tyler Glasnow, despite throwing 112 pitches, could not manage to escape the 5th inning. Though … [Read more...] about All Betts on Dodgers!
Houston Walks it off; Forces Game 6 George Springer hit the first pitch of the game out, and from that point on it looked as if the Houston Astros were locked in. In a must-win game to keep their World Series hopes alive, the Astros delivered once again. Houston deployed a platoon of pitchers, doing everything they could to keep the game close and the Rays off-balance. They … [Read more...] about Championship Series recap 10/15
Dodgers take game 3 in record style From pitch 1 the Dodgers set game 3 on fire bringing a postseason record 11 runs across the plate in the first inning. The league-leading offensive powerhouse was in full display Wednesday afternoon, circling the bags at will. Max Muncy capped off the first inning with a grand slam that put the Braves deep in a hole they could … [Read more...] about Championship Series recap 10/15
9th inning rally falls short; Braves up 2-0 Game 2 in the NLCS was one for the books. A great pitching duel for the first 3 innings with both teams' young starters posting zeroes. That all changed with one swing of the bat by the new Mr. October Freddie Freeman who crushed a 3-2 Bomb deep into the right-field stands giving the Braves a 2-0 lead. It didn’t stop there as … [Read more...] about Championship Series recaps 10/13
Rays take early lead in game 2; Never look back The Rays are still riding high as they take game 2 in the ALCS. Manuel Margot was a one-man highlight reel hitting a 3-run no-doubter to dead center in the bottom of the first inning and making an unbelievable catch down the right-field wall, reaching over and securing the out as he fell to the concrete on the other side, … [Read more...] about MLB Championship Series Recaps 10-12
Jose Altuve got the scoring started early with 2-1 solo home run in the top of the first, but from that point on Blake Snell and the Tampa Bay bullpen shut down every opportunity the Astros had to score. The biggest threat came in the 8th inning with the bases loaded, the Rays brought in RP Diego Castillo who only needed 1 pitch to get a ground ball double play to end the … [Read more...] about ALCS Game 1: Rays take game 1
The ALCS kicks off today in Petco Park which will showcase a repeat of last year's ALDS of the Houston Astros v. the Tampa Bay Rays. This will undoubtedly be a grudge match for the Rays, who are looking to take revenge against the team that sent home last postseason. The Astros are still on the hook to prove they deserve to be in the playoffs in their first season removed from … [Read more...] about ALCS: What to expect
Both teams' horses started on the hill tonight and disappoint they did not. Glasnow was put on a short leash for the night pitching on 2 days rest after starting game 2 of the series. In 2.1 innings Glasnow zilched the Yankees by repeatedly fooling them on the high breaking balls and 99+ mph fastballs. Aaron Judge got the scoring started with a home run to right field in … [Read more...] about Late Inning Heroics send the Tampa Bay Rays to the ALCS
4th straight ALCS appearance for Houston: live and die by the long ball MLB’s most hated team, no longer the Yankees (for now), have powered their way into their 4th straight ALCS, only previously accomplished by the Yankees and Cardinals. The series wrapped up with Houston hitting 12 home runs over the 4 game series, hitting 4 in the final game to advance them into the … [Read more...] about MLB Postseason 10-8-20