Dodgers Take 2-0 Game Lead Over Defending Champion Cubs

In the ninth inning of a tied playoff game, Cubs manager Joe Maddon looked at his lineup card, shaking his head as if disappointed there weren’t an array of different choices in the way of relief. With limited options in his undependable bullpen, Maddon turned to 38-year-old starter John Lackey,… Read more“Dodgers Take 2-0 Game Lead Over Defending Champion Cubs”

Verlander Goes The Distance In Astros Victory Over Yanks In Game 2

An old school complete game from Justin Verlander along with the torrid tandem of Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve gave the Astros a 2-0 American League Championship Series advantage over the Yankees at Minute Maid Park. The 34-year old Verlander was vintage, tossing a season high 124 pitches, surrendering a… Read more“Verlander Goes The Distance In Astros Victory Over Yanks In Game 2”

Yankees Crush Cleveland in Game 5, Advance to ALCS

CC Sabathia turned back time striking out nine, Didi Gregorius earned his postseason pinstripes with a pair of home runs, and Joe Girardi is off the hook for the game two he horribly mismanaged. Along with their bulletproof bullpen, the Wild Card carrying Yankees completed a historical comeback from a… Read more“Yankees Crush Cleveland in Game 5, Advance to ALCS”

Astros Advance to ALCS After Feisty Game 4 at Fenway

The Houston Astros advance to their first ever ALCS, as starting pitchers were the new relievers in the playoffs at Fenway Park Monday afternoon. It was a heartbreaking 5-4 loss for a Boston team all too familiar with a big comeback when on the brink of elimination. A day after… Read more“Astros Advance to ALCS After Feisty Game 4 at Fenway”

ALDS Game 2 – Home Field Advantage Puts Yankees and Red Sox Are On Life Support

Red Sox vs Astros Boston, you have a problem. Down 0-2 in the best of five against a Houston team that hails from a city recovering from a category 5 hurricane – your history of the greatest MLB comeback doesn’t hold a candle. The Astros are better, much better, and… Read more“ALDS Game 2 – Home Field Advantage Puts Yankees and Red Sox Are On Life Support”

D’backs Stave Off Rockies In A Wild Wild Card In The Desert

The one game Wild Card this season was a tough gig for starting pitchers as a pair of righties exited early in Arizona. A night after Yankees rookie Luis Severino and Twins veteran Ervin Santana got blown off the mound in the Bronx it was déjà vu in the desert… Read more“D’backs Stave Off Rockies In A Wild Wild Card In The Desert”

Mets Lose The Season Finale And Manager Terry Collins In The Same Day

For the next six months my husband will welcome the sight of me shaking my head in front of the TV without having to question, “The Mets?” My relationship with the only baseball team I’ve ever loved has had its share of difficulties this season. Without getting into too many… Read more“Mets Lose The Season Finale And Manager Terry Collins In The Same Day”

Matt Harvey Can’t Catch A Break In His Final Start Of The Season

The plight of Mets pitching was on full display against the Phillies at Citizen’s Bank Park. Matt Harvey’s final performance of the season ended as futile as it began in their 6-2 loss in the first game of their final series. The right-hander’s 6.70 ERA also set a record for… Read more“Matt Harvey Can’t Catch A Break In His Final Start Of The Season”

The New Boys Of Summer Get It Done Against The Braves At Citi Field

On Tuesday night at Citi Field a meaningless matchup between two teams far removed from Post Season play had special significance for a rookie trying to make his mark with the Mets. The struggling Travis Taijeron collected his first walk-off career hit – a single to left center field in… Read more“The New Boys Of Summer Get It Done Against The Braves At Citi Field”

NY Giants Get Schooled By Eagle’s 61 Yard Field Goal Kicking Jake Elliot

It was a double dose of disappointment as the Mets and Giants couldn’t get it done again on a Sunday. Hours after the Mets, down by a run, left two men in scoring position in the ninth, Eagles rookie placekicker Jake Elliot jacked a 61-yard field goal just barely through… Read more“NY Giants Get Schooled By Eagle’s 61 Yard Field Goal Kicking Jake Elliot”