1. At Any Price?
Home Teams in the playoffs are now 0-4, and apparently there is a Taylor Swift 1989 tour going around spoiling the fun – Read more about it here. Take Note Ranger Fan, Swift-y plays in Arlington a week from tomorrow. As for David Price, he let Rougned Odor and Robinson Chirinos go deep – they are the #8 and #9 hitters – Price is now 0-6 all-time in the #MLBPostseason. Randy Johnson once lost 7 in-a-row, but I do not see Price changing his spots anytime soon.
The Baseball post-season is now in full-swing – today we have 4 games, and with that, the last time we will have this many games in one day, for the rest of 2015, I suspect. The BlueJays try to get back on track and maintain their title of most explosive team. The Cards are ready to spill blood, while the Cubbies are continuing to sacrifice more goats at the alter to the Baseball Gods. ‘Stros and Royals play again, and Kershaw tries to right his ship in the post-season and be the best Madison Bumgarner he can be. Kershaw needs this post-season to be as good as the regular season has been – otherwise he becomes Peyton Manning. Here’s the schedule of todays games, (all times EASTERN), along with NLDS previews, and a final “Here’s To You”, to Vin Scully who won’t even be listed as “the player to be named later” portion of the broadcasts – he’s out – But if Kirk Gibson can hit a homerun on one-leg, surely Vin can come back for a Game 7 in the World Series – right?!
Rangers-Blue Jays, Game 2
MLB 12:45 p.m.
Astros-Royals, Game 2
FS1 3:45 p.m.
Cubs-Cardinals, Game 1
TBS 6:45 p.m.
Mets-Dodgers, Game 1
TBS 9:45 p.m.
No playoff series feels as immense as the Dodgers-Mets National League Division Series. It’s gonna be a bad scenario for whichever team loses. If the Mets lose, this dream season that has reinvigorated a discouraged fan base ends with a whimper. It also ends on the eve of an uncertain tomorrow. The Mets have had this lovely couple of months, but it doesn’t change their financial situation; ownership has……(continue reading)
• Game 1: Friday, Oct. 9, 9:30 p.m. ET, Dodger Stadium, TBS (Clayton Kershaw vs. Jacob deGrom)
• Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 p.m. ET, Dodger Stadium, TBS (Zack Greinke vs. Noah Syndergaard)
• Game 3: Monday, Oct. 12, TBD, Citi Field, TBS (Brett Anderson vs. Matt Harvey)
• Game 4 (If necessary): Tuesday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. ET, Citi Field, TBS (TBD vs. TBD)
• Game 5 (If necessary): Thursday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m. ET, Dodger Stadium, TBS (TBD vs. TBD)
So, the apocalypse series is here. The Cubs, the hottest, most beloved, most exciting team in baseball, are at last culminating their long, long rivalry with the Cardinals with a postseason series. I’ve written so much about these two teams — I wrote a freaking book about them, for crying out loud — that to see them actually face off in an elimination series is almost too terrifying to wrap my mind around. Just know that……(continue reading)
• Game 1: Friday, Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, TBS (John Lackey vs. Jon Lester)
• Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, TBS (Jaime Garcia vs. Kyle Hendricks)
• Game 3: Monday, Oct. 12, TBD, Wrigley Field, TBS (Michael Wacha vs. Jake Arrieta)
• Game 4 (If necessary): Tuesday, Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field, TBS (Lance Lynn vs. Jason Hammel)
• Game 5 (If necessary): Thursday, Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, TBS (TBD vs. BD)