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2019 ALCS Game 3: Astros vs. Yankees, and 2019 NLCS Game 4: Cardinals vs. Nationals

2019 ALCS Game 3: Astros vs. Yankees, and 2019 NLCS Game 4: Cardinals vs. Nationals

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The ALCS resumes, and the Nats could close out the NLCS tonight. The Nationals have dominated the Cardinals so thoroughly in the first three games of the NLCS that the only two runs St. Louis have scored have both come on fielding mishaps (one of those runs wound up as earned, the other wasn’t). If Washington wraps things up with a win tonight, I’d say Howie Kendrick is your series MVP. He enters tonight’s game 5-for-12 with four doubles. Sure, both Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer had great pitching performances, but Kendrick’s offense jump-started...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 14, 2019
MLB Bullets can’t get a hit

MLB Bullets can’t get a hit

Max Scherzer | Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports A disturbing new development in the death of Tyler Skaggs. The Nationals take a commanding lead over the Cardinals thanks to commanding pitching. Daniel Hudson and his wife had a baby girl, and this became a controversy. Good morning. I’m just finishing this piece up when Carlos Correa hit the extra-inning, walk-off home run to win Game 2 of the American League Championship Series for the Astros and tie the series, so there won’t be anything on that today. Next time. The big news over the weekend didn’t come from the League...
Call to the Pen Oct 13, 2019

Washington Nationals exhibiting Max-imum effort

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer reprises Anibal Sanchez’s Friday performance, leads Nats to a 2-0 NLCS lead over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Washington Nationals hold a 2-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series for one reason: starting pitching. On Saturday, as was the case a night earlier, the […] Washington Nationals exhibiting Max-imum effort - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 12, 2019
BenFred: Handling of Scherzer and Wainwright highlights difference between Cardinals and Nationals

BenFred: Handling of Scherzer and Wainwright highlights difference between Cardinals and Nationals

When another epic clash between starters in some postseason game years from now stirs memories of Adam Wainwright and Max Scherzer hanging zeroes on the Busch Stadium scoreboard in Game 2 of this National League Championship Series, don’t forget the…
Royals Review Oct 12, 2019
Championship Series Gamethread

Championship Series Gamethread

Max Scherzer (pictured) has to be salivating after what he watched Anibal Sanchez do to the Cardinals last night. | Photo by Will Newton/ Can the Cardinals rebound? The Nationals did not rest on their laurels after winning their first playoff series since moving to Washington D.C. Anibal Sanchez took the mound and almost no-hit the Cardinals in Game One of the NLCS before ultimately combining with Sean Doolittle for a shutout. Now the Nationals can go to their big guns in the rotation starting with Max Scherzer tonight but soon to be followed by Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin. The...
TalkingChop Oct 12, 2019
MLB Playoffs Saturday open thread

MLB Playoffs Saturday open thread

Photo by Will Newton/ The Playoffs continue on Saturday. The march to the Fall Classic continues on Saturday with Game 2 of the NLCS between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals up first at 4:08 p.m. ET. Game 1 of the ALCS between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros will take place Saturday night at 8:08 p.m. ET. Nationals vs Cardinals (Washington leads 1-0 Time: 4:08 p.m. ET Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri TV: TBS Pitching Matchup: Max Scherzer vs Adam Wainwright Yankees vs Astros Time: 8:08 p.m. ET Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas TV: FOX
Red Reporter Oct 12, 2019
League Championship Series Open Thread

League Championship Series Open Thread

Photo by Scott Kane/ Two playoff games on a Saturday The NLCS got off to a good start yesterday evening, with Anibal Sanchez no-hitting the St. Louis Cardinals into the 8th inning, helping the Nationals take a 1-0 lead. They’ll kick off game two today from St. Louis at 4:08 PM EDT, live on TBS. It’ll be a tall task for Cardinals to even up the series as the Nationals will send Max Scherzer to the mound for game two. Scherzer got off to a bit of a rough start in the Wild Card game, but was his typical nails in the NLDS, pitching eight innings across two appearances, with a 1.13 ERA...
Oct 12, 2019
BenFred: Cardinals find themselves in a hole before Nationals field their best team

BenFred: Cardinals find themselves in a hole before Nationals field their best team

"Stay in the fight," read Max Scherzer's shirt on Friday. The Nats won Round One while their heavyweights watched.
Oct 12, 2019

Parkway Central pals still pulling for Nationals pitcher Scherzer

The legend of Max Scherzer really grew the day he threw a home run.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 11, 2019
2019 National League Championship Series: Nationals vs. Cardinals Game 1, 7 p.m. CT

2019 National League Championship Series: Nationals vs. Cardinals Game 1, 7 p.m. CT

Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ From all Cubs fans: Go Nats! These two teams met in St. Louis in mid-September, when some Nationals wins might have really helped the Cubs. The Cardinals took two of three. The Cardinals also took three of four from the Nats in late April/early May when Washington was off to a poor start to the season. St. Louis is the only team to defeat Max Scherzer twice this year. I think the Nats’ pitching will eventually overwhelm the Cardinals offense, which, as we saw even while they were winning five of seven from the Cubs in September, can go hot and cold. Nationals...
Los Angeles Times Oct 8, 2019
Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 4 loss

Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 4 loss

Max Scherzer dominates as the series heads to a decisive Game 5 Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
Los Angeles Times Oct 8, 2019
Max Scherzer and Ryan Zimmerman turn back the clock in Nationals' win over Dodgers

Max Scherzer and Ryan Zimmerman turn back the clock in Nationals' win over Dodgers

Max Scherzer and Ryan Zimmerman, both 35 years old, kept the Nationals alive in a resounding victory over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLDS.
Los Angeles Times Oct 7, 2019
Dodgers forced into a winner-take-all Game 5 after Nationals beat them soundly

Dodgers forced into a winner-take-all Game 5 after Nationals beat them soundly

Dodgers relievers Julio Urias and Pedro Baez are hit hard and Nationals starter Max Scherzer pitches seven innings as the series returns to Dodgers Stadium.
DodgerBlue.com Oct 7, 2019
2019 NLDS: Nationals-Dodgers Game 5 Pitching Probables & Start Time At Dodger Stadium

2019 NLDS: Nationals-Dodgers Game 5 Pitching Probables & Start Time At Dodger Stadium

The Los Angeles Dodgers took an early lead on Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals but went on to...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 7, 2019
2019 MLB Division Series Day 5: Dodgers vs. Nationals Game 4, Yankees vs. Twins Game 3

2019 MLB Division Series Day 5: Dodgers vs. Nationals Game 4, Yankees vs. Twins Game 3

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ The Dodgers and Yankees are in position to take their division series. Both of these series could end today. I kind of hope they don’t, because that would mean less baseball over the next few days. The Nats’ careful plan to avoid most of their relievers by using Patrick Corbin to back up Anibal Sanchez backfired Sunday when Corbin was pounded in the sixth inning. The Nats do have Max Scherzer going tonight, so that gives them a reasonable chance of getting to Game 5 in Los Angeles, where they’d have Stephen Strasburg starting. The Yankees and Twins......

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