When Michael Brantley walked out of the Indians’ clubhouse following Cleveland’s final game this season, the left fielder did so with a protective boot on his right foot. It was apparent that the right ankle injury that plagued him over the past two months was still problematic.
Justin Verlander hasn’t lost a postseason elimination game since the left side of the Astros’ infield was in middle school. Third baseman Alex Bregman and shortstop Carlos Correa were 12 years old the last time it happened, the last time a team gave Verlander the baseball in October and its season ended.
Jonathan Mayo checks in on the Angels’ Arizona Fall League participants, led by first base prospect Matt Thaiss.
When young Houston Astros fan Carson Riley reached down from his seat in right field of Minute Maid Park and tried to catch a Carlos Correa homer in his glove during Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, people were quick to make Jeffrey Maier comparisons. They were both 12-year-olds, both involved in a […]
Turns out, the Boston Red Sox’s biggest loss of the year came after their season ended. The team should probably delete its Twitter account after being brutally roasted by their most hated rival, the New York Yankees on Tuesday. And while we’re not here to pick sides, the Red Sox kinda had it coming. The […]
It didn’t take long for Chicago Cubs fans to revert back to their pre-2016 mindset. With the team trailing 0-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, Cubs fans seem hesitant about attending Game 3 at Wrigley Field. Tickets for the contest are reportedly selling for less than face value, according […]
How hard is it to steal something from a statue? Apparently it’s easier than you think. The bronze bat held by Ken Griffey Jr.’s statue, which is outside Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington, was stolen on Tuesday. BREAKING: Someone has stolen Ken Griffey Junior's bat outside Safeco Field: @Mariners #Seattle @KING5Seattle @SeattlePD pic.twitter.com/9I2QeJLmjA — Chris […]
Los Angeles will have another chance to close the series out on the road
Also, how much did the Cubs increase their chances?
The Rangers have informed Mike Napoli that they won't be picking up his club option for 2018, as reported by Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Instead, the Rangers will give Napoli a $2.5M buyout and send him on his way. The soon to be 36-year old slashed an anemic .193/.285/.428 this year,
The Cubs avoided being swept in the NLCS for the second time in three years with a Game 4 victory over the Dodgers. As of right now, that's all they've accomplished: being down 3-0 is the hardest road in MLB's postseason, and as of now the Cubs have merely taken their first few steps. Clayton
The Chicago Cubs wound up winning Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday to keep their season alive, but not before the contest was filled with controversy. During the eighth inning with the Cubs leading the Los Angeles Dodgers by a run, manager Joe Maddon was ejected for the second time in […]