On the surface, the Pirates don’t appear to have many moving pieces heading into the winter. They must make a few decisions, however, before free agency and trade rumors hit their peak during the Winter Meetings in early December.
The Los Angeles Dodgers still haven’t lost this postseason, and they now take their two-game lead in the hunt for a pennant on the road, where the Chicago Cubs hope their opportunistic opponent finally runs into a brick wall.
Before the Dodgers and Cubs square off again on the North Side of Chicago on Tuesday night, here are the facts and figures you should know from Game 2 of the NLCS.
The Dodgers maintained home-field advantage in the National League Championship Series with a walk-off 4-1 win over the Cubs in Game 2 on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.
They’re batting a combined .166 with one home run between them so far in the postseason. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant aren’t the only ones scuffling on the Cubs, but the Dodgers have definitely stymied the pair.
Of Major League Baseball’s four best starting pitchers since midseason, two of them — Stephen Strasburg and Corey Kluber — are home for the offseason. The third, Justin Verlander, gave the Astros one of the best games in his life Saturday, putting Houston on a potential collision course with the American League pennant. Then there […]
Last year, Javier Baez was co-Most Valuable Player in the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers. This postseason has been a different story for the Cubs second baseman.
For the second straight night on Sunday, the Cubs struck first at Dodger Stadium, this time when Addison Russell homered to lead off the fifth inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, a game the Cubs went on to lost, 4-1, to the Dodgers.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon held closer Wade Davis for a save situation that never arose on Sunday night. Rather than calling on his best reliever in a 1-1 game with two out in the ninth inning, Maddon went with starting pitcher John Lackey, who served up Justin Turner’s walk-off homer for a 4-1 loss to […]
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A postgame interview with Cubs manager Joe Maddon.