Saturday ALDS Results: Astros Take 2-0 Lead; Yanks Tie Red Sox

Saturday's Division Series action featured American League games between the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros, as well as the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. The Astros came out on top in a relatively low-scoring affair to take a 2-0 lead to Cleveland on Monday, while the Yankees powered their way past the Red…

Home Teams Emerge Victorious in Full Day of Division Series Action

Friday featured the first full day of Division Series matchups during the MLB postseason, starting with the Cleveland Indians at the Houston Astros in the early afternoon. After the action concluded, no visiting team came out ahead. Astros 7, Indians 2 W: Verlander; L: Kluber Player of the Game: Alex Bregman (2-3, 2 RBI, 1…

NLDS Roundup: Brewers Outlast Rockies; Dodgers Shut Out Braves

Following Tuesday's National League Wild Card game, the best of five National League Division Series opened on Thursday evening. The action featured the #1 seeded Milwaukee Brewers versus the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Atlanta Braves. Brewers 3, Rockies 2 (Final/10) Brewers Lead 1-0 W: Soria; L: Ottavino Player of the…

Rockies, Yankees Advance in MLB Wild Card Round

Following the NL division tiebreaker games held on Monday which crowned the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers as NL West and NL Central division champs, respectively, the losers of the tiebreakers, the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies, faced off in the NL Wild Card game on Tuesday. The Cubs were eliminated in an agonizing…

Cubs Take 2 of 3 from St. Louis, Finish Season in Tie with Milwaukee

After splitting a four-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Chicago Cubs entered the weekend with a magic number of 3 to clinch a third consecutive Central Division title. A sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in the closing series of the 2018 regular season would have cemented the Central Division pennant, but the Northsiders…

Cubs Take South Side Crosstown Series After Dropping Game 1

The Chicago Cubs came into the second half of the "Crosstown Classic" intracity matchup with a 2.5 game lead in the NL Central Division over the second-place Milwaukee Brewers following a brutal stretch of 30 games scheduled in 30 days. The Northsiders finished that stretch with an 18-11 record before matching up against their south…

Cubs Finish 30-Game Marathon with 18-11 Record

Due to early season rainouts, the Chicago Cubs were originally scheduled to complete a "death march" stretch of 23 late-season games scheduled in the same number of days. Thanks to epic mishandling of a rainy weekend in Washington by MLB, the stretch was extended to 30 in 30 after the final game in DC on…

Why Is an Official MLB Twitter Account Shitting on Players?

The Chicago Cubs' overall offensive failures in their 2-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday were overshadowed by one particular play by the Northsiders' primary catcher, Willson Contreras. In the bottom of the 5th inning, Contreras came to the plate facing Reds SP Luis Castillo following a 1-out walk to INF Addison Russell. The…

Let the Sharknado Descend!

Thanks to the rainy conditions in Washington, D.C. over the past weekend, the Chicago Cubs sat through multiple rain delays and were forced to postpone Friday's game to a Saturday double-header after an aborted start that did not last long enough to become an official game. The Cubs were swept in the double-header, going 1-2…

Ronald Acuña’s Milestone Home Run

Since the Chicago Cubs' rain-soaked weekend in DC was a complete shitshow and the makeup of Sunday's game on Thursday is likely to be postponed yet again thanks to the expected arrival of Hurricane Florence, I've decided to write about more cheerful events from this weekend. In a season that has been marked by historic…