2019 Division Series: Astros Shut Down Rays to Clinch

Thursday was the final day of Division Series action with Game 5 of the American League Division Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros. Astros 6, Rays 1 (box score) W: Gerrit Cole L: Tyler Glasnow Cy Young Award candidate Cole won the battle of Pittsburgh Pirates draftees versus Glasnow, striking out ten Rays…

2019 Division Series: Brutal Loss Wednesday

Wednesday's Division Series lineup featured two do-or-die Game 5 matchups, the first between the St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves, and the second between the Washington Nationals at the Los Angeles Dodgers. The night ended with painful losses for both home teams. Cardinals 13, Braves 1 (box score) W: Jack Flaherty L: Mike Foltynewicz The Cardinals…

2019 Division Series: Tuesday’s Top Play

After the Yankees sweep of the Twins on Monday night, only one game remained on the calendar for Tuesday: American League Division Series Game 4 between the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays. Rays 4, Astros 1 (box score) W: Ryan Yarbrough L: Justin Verlander S: Blake Snell The Rays got to SP Verlander early, scoring…

Monday Division Series Roundup

After a weekend of Division Series action, Monday brought four Division Series elimination games, but only one team was eliminated as of the end of the night. Here are the current standings: American League #1 Astros vs, #4 Rays HOU leads 2-1 #2 Yankees vs. #3 Twins NYY wins 3-0 National League #1 Dodgers vs.…

Division Series Weekend Top Plays

The Division Series got underway on Thursday with the first National League contests, followed by a full four-game slate on Friday with the beginning of American League action. Here are the current standings of each series: National League #4 Nationals vs. #1 Dodgers LAD leads 2-1 #3 Cardinals vs. #2 Braves ATL leads 2-1 American…

Zobrist Strikes Out Molina in Final Cubs Game of 2019

After Cubs opener Derek Holland surrendered seven runs to the St. Louis Cardinals over 2.0 IP in the final game of the 2019 season, Cubs manager Joe Maddon turned to expanded roster call-ups Duane Underwood Jr., James Norwood and Dillon Maples to pitch the next seven innings. Maddon, who had announced in a joint press…

On This Day in 1998: Sosa Hits 64th and 65th Bombs

On September 23, 1998, Chicago Cubs OF Sammy Sosa, after surpassing Roger Maris's single-season record of 61 bombs, clubbed his 64th and 65th home runs of the year during their 8-7 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers (fuck the Brewers). These dingers would tie him with Mark McGwire of the rival St. Louis Cardinals for the…

Suárez Ties Alonso in MLB Home Run Chase

At the beginning of the year, most baseball fans would have predicted that MLB's home run leaders would be players like Christian Yelich (fuck the Brewers), Mike Trout, Nolan Arenado and Giancarlo Stanton. However, a rookie and one of the league's most underrated players are currently tied for first place. INF Pete Alonso, the rookie…

Latest Loss Drops Cubs Postseason Odds Below 50%

Following Wednesday's shutout loss (box score) to the San Diego Padres, the Chicago Cubs' odds to play in the postseason now stand at 40.5% according to Baseball Reference. The most likely postseason scenario now shows the top seeds as the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, with the other division winners being the Atlanta…