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Monday, October 06, 2014
Royals win, despite the burning hate of all sabermetricians.
Rany is so happy he wrote a song.
O’s sweep and close the Tigers playoff window.
The ALDSes are settled, but the NL still remains!
Washington (Fister) at San Francisco (Bumgarner), 5 PM Eastern, Giants lead series 2-0, advance to NLCS with win
Dodgers (Ryu) at Cardinals (Lackey), 9 PM Eastern, series tied 1-1.
Sunday, October 05, 2014
That’s nothing. People paid more to not see Derek Jeter play in his last series in Fenway.
Sunday Notes: Adam Jones, Kinsler’s Glove, Price’s Cutter, Britton’s Sinker, more | FanGraphs Baseball
A lot of good stuff in David Laurila’s latest.
Who are the 2014 Fielding Bible Award / Gold Glove Contenders? (Part I) | Articles | Bill James Online
Here’s some early insight into the Gold Glove race.
Kemp makes a big impact.
Matt Williams’ decision to pull starter Jordan Zimmermann turns into a devastating Nationals loss - ESPN
This was a long game.
Orioles (Norris) at Tigers (Price), 3:30 PM Eastern, TBS. Orioles lead 2-0, advance to ALCS with win.
Angels (CJ Wilson) at Royals (Shields), 7:30 PM Eastern, TBS. Royals lead 2-0, advance to ALCS with win.
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Giants (Hudson) at Nationals (Zimmermann), Game 2, 5:30 PM (Eastern), FS1 (Giants lead 1-0)
Cardinals (Lynn) at Dodgers (Greinke), Game 2, 9:30 PM (Eastern), MLB Network (Cardinals lead 1-0)
I wasn’t able to see Game 2 of the Royals/Angels series nor have I had a chance to see a lot of Angels games. When I have watched the Angels, I haven’t noticed this and Trout seems to rake. But that is a small sample. So, Angels watchers, is there anything to this idea?
I guess a guy who struck out in 30% of his big-league at-bats would know.
Friday, October 03, 2014
It’ll be hilarious if Yost or McClendon wins the award.
Feels like forever since we had a Jeter thread…
Pittsburgh Press, October 3, 1914:
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” ~ Albert Einstein
MLB is making me lose sleep.
Krukow sat in the waiting room, terrified, surrounded by terminal patients with various stages of ALS. “I’m sitting there thinking to myself: Is this gonna be me?” he said. “I’m sitting there for a while. Your mind goes crazy.”
Katz looked at him and said: “I can tell you what you have. You’ve got a muscle disease. It’s not life-threatening.”
“I thought I had won the lottery,” Krukow said.
The diagnosis was something called inclusion-body myositis, or IBM, a blandly ...Read More...
(All times eastern)
Nationals (Strasburg) vs. Giants (Peavy) G1, 3 PM, FS1
Dodgers (Kershaw) vs. Cardinals (Wainwright) G1, 6:30 PM, FS1
Angels (Shoemaker) vs. Royals (Ventura) G2, 9 PM, TBS- Game was still going on when I submitted this
Thursday, October 02, 2014
That means the rotation comes into the postseason at full strength: Kershaw-Greinke-Ryu-Haren. Add that to a full strength lineup of Gordon-Puig-Gonzo-Kemp-Ramirez-Crawford-Uribe-Ellis with Van Slyke and Turner against lefties and woah boy, I’m excited for playoff baseball!
Rich Harden is available.
JABO might be able to do the hully-gully, but unfortunately they can’t imitate Vin Scully.
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