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OTM Open Thread 10/12: It is Tuesday

Photo by Winslow Townson/ ALCS bound! Happy Tuesday! Only just over a week ago the Red Sox we’re trying to avoid a four-way tie. Now they’re in the ALCS! Today was a day off for the Sox and Rays regardless but now so is Wednesday! Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox play at 2:07 PM ET and the Astros need just one win to advance. At 5:07 it’s Brewers and Braves. And the night ends at 9:07 with the San Francisco Giants vs the Los Angeles Dodgers. Talk about what you want, be thankful and excited, and be good to one another.

Pinstripe Alley

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 10/12/21

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Tuesday again? No problem. Time keeps on ticking, and the LCS round is fast approaching. The Red Sox (groan) were the first team to punch their tickets to the league championships, upsetting the top-seeded Rays whose rookie pitching finally faltered. Meanwhile, the Astros, Braves, and Giants could all advance with wins today, or the White Sox, Brewers, and Dodgers could force Game 5s with wins. Lots to unpack there, especially the potential for having to make peace with the Astros in order to prevent another Sox title run. Ew. If you don’t fancy...

Lookout Landing

10/11/21: ALDS/NLDS Open Game Thread

Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Rays face elimination, White Sox rained out Milwaukee Brewers @ Atlanta Braves Game 3, series tied 1-1 These teams have appeared evenly matched so far. Can Milwaukee’s offense return after being shut out on Saturday? Ace No. 3 for Game 3! : @TBSNetwork : @620wtmj #ClawsUpMKE pic.twitter.com/8YDW92VCqq— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) October 11, 2021 Game 3. Presented by @TruistNews | #BattleATL pic.twitter.com/BULcq4UWLD— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 11, 2021 Game Time: 10:07 PT TV: TBS Radio: MLB At...

Amazin Avenue

Open thread: ALDS/NLDS, 10/11/21

Photo by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via There are four playoff games in baseball today. Chat about them here. NLDS: Brewers at Braves, Game 3 Series tied, 1-1First pitch: 1:07 PMTV: TBSSP: Freddy Peralta (Brewers), Ian Anderson (Braves) ALDS: Astros at White Sox, Game 4 Astros lead, 2-1First pitch: 3:37 PMTV: FS1SP: Jose Urquidy (Astros), Carlos Rodón (White Sox) ALDS: Rays at Red Sox, Game 4 Red Sox lead, 2-1First pitch: 7:07 PMTV: FS1SP: Collin McHugh (Rays), Eduardo Rodríguez (Red Sox) NLDS: Giants at Dodgers, Game 3 Series tied, 1-1First pitch: 9:37 PMTV:...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

This year’s MLB division series have gone pretty much as expected, so far

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ There haven’t been any major surprises. Through Friday’s action in the four MLB division series, everything is more or less going according to script (if we had such a thing). The favored Astros have won two straight over the White Sox, and the Brewers and Giants won their series openers at home. The only “surprise,” if you can call it that, was the Red Sox’ blowout of the Rays in their Game 2 Friday evening. The Rays are favored to win that series, though it isn’t terribly surprising that Boston won a game. What was a bit...

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OTM Open Thread 10/9: It is Saturday

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ And we’re off Happy Saturday! What a game last night…the Red Sox bats picked up Chris Sale and his questionable beard to even the series. The Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays are off today as they travel to Fenway Park. Both National League matchups are playing today: Milwaukee Brewers hosting the Atlanta Braves at 5:07 PM ET and the San Francisco Giants hosting the the Los Angeles Dodgers at 9:07 PM ET. Talk about what you want, rest your ankle, and be good to one another. Cart rides are better in October. pic.twitter.com/mPRJsB1Hom—...

Amazin Avenue

Open thread: AL and NL Division Series, 10/8/21

Photo by Justin Casterline/ Chat about all four of the day’s playoff games in this open thread. ALDS: White Sox at Astros, Game 2 Astros lead, 1-0First pitch: 2:07 PM EDTTV: MLB NetworkSP: Lucas Giolito (White Sox), Framber Valdez (Astros) NLDS: Braves at Brewers, Game 1 First pitch: 4:37 PM EDTTV: TBSSP: Charlie Morton (Braves), Corbin Burnes (Brewers) ALDS: Red Sox at Rays, Game 2 Rays lead, 1-0First pitch: 7:02 PM EDTTV: FS1SP: Chris Sale (Red Sox), Shane Baz (Rays) NLDS: Dodgers at Giants, Game 1 First pitch: 9:37 PM EDTTV: TBSSP: Walker Buehler (Dodgers), Logan...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Injury will prevent Suter from pitching for Brewers in NLDS

Brewers left-hander Brent Suter will miss the National League Division Series with a right oblique strain, another setback for a bullpen already missing setup man Devin Williams.

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LDS Game Day discussion thread

Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Four games, no waiting We have four — count ‘em, four — LDS games on tap today. The White Sox and Astros play at 1:07 p.m. The Braves and Brewers play at 3:37 p.m. The BoSox and Rays play at 6:02 p.m. And the Dodgers and Giants are at 8:37 p.m. Discuss the games here.

Bleed Cubbie Blue

A Cubs fan’s guide to the 2021 National League Division Series

Jorge Soler celebrates after a home run during the final week of the season | Photo by Adam Hagy/ Brewers vs. Braves and Dodgers vs. Giants join a full day of baseball today The universe put a serious wrench in my plans for Soxtober yesterday as the Astros and Rays handily dispatched of both the White Sox and Red Sox. I still believe and everything, but both teams are going to have to reset if they want a shot to win their five-game series. Perhaps the White Sox could come up with a better game plan than throwing a ton of fastballs to a team that feasts on fastballs and...

Bluebird Banter

Prediction Time: LDS

Photo by Stephen Dunn/ The ALDS starts today and the NLDS starts tomorrow. Today we have: White Sox at Astros 4:00 Eastern. Red Sox at Rays 8:00 Eastern. Tomorrow: Braves at Brewers 4:30 Eastern. Dodgers at Giants 9:30 Eastern. So let’s have a prediction contest. Pick the winner and number of games in each series. I’m going to take: White Sox in 5. Rays in 3. Brewers in 5. Dodgers in 5. I don’t have a prize for the winner, but you can have bragging rights. And if you have any other predictions for things that might happen in any of the series, share them...


Dodgers Injuries: Max Muncy Leaves Brewers Series Finale After Collision At First Base

The Los Angeles Dodgers went into their series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers looking to force a Game...


Dodgers end season 1 win behind Giants in NL West, lose Max Muncy to injury

The Dodgers hammer the Brewers for their 106th win of the season Sunday, tying the franchise record, but the Giants end their run atop the NL West and Muncy could be unavailable for the postseason.


Dodgers lose Clayton Kershaw to injury but keep NL West race alive

Kershaw leaves after facing just 10 batters with a recurrence of the forearm injury that landed him on the injured list for two months. But the Dodgers rally to beat the Brewers with Trea Turner hitting two home runs.


Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw leaves with forearm discomfort against Brewers

The three-time Cy Young Award winner is removed after throwing 42 pitches in 1-2/3 innings with the same injury that sidelined him for more than two months earlier this season.

Reviewing the Brew

Brewers: Studs And Duds From Division Clinching Month Of September

Another month with a winning record (14-12), even amidst injuries and some much needed rest for certain players was the story of September. The Brewers won five series and dropped three during ‘Craigtember’ including sweeps of the Cleveland Indians and the New York Mets. They ended the month by popping bottles on September 26th to […] Brewers: Studs And Duds From Division Clinching Month Of September - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - Milwaukee Brewers News, Rumors, and Fan Community


Dave Roberts: Injury to Brewers’ Devin Williams Doesn’t Change Dodgers’ Plans

The Los Angeles Dodgers face the Milwaukee Brewers for their final series of the regular season and the clubs...

Brew Crew Ball

The Brewers have the depth to withstand the loss of Devin Williams

Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports The setup man’s absence is a tough blow, but this team has the depth to make it work in the late innings. The news broke on Wednesday that Devin Williams will miss the remainder of the 2021 season—including the entire postseason—due to a fractured hand that requires surgery. He sustained the injury when he punched a wall after the team’s post-clinch festivities on Sunday night. The 2020 National League Rookie of the Year was having a strong follow-up to his award-winning campaign. Once again serving as Josh Hader’s primary...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Outside The Confines: Don’t punch walls

Photo by John Fisher/ It’s as valuable a life lesson as any. I love to hear about weird and wacky baseball injuries. Did someone get hurt building a barn? Playing video games? Moving a statue in their bathroom? To be clear, I don’t love it when players get hurt, and you want to see guys make it through the whole season, but I’m often absolutely gobsmacked by the myriad ways professional athletes can injure themselves. This past week, Devin Williams joined the ranks of players who managed to seriously injure themselves in completely stupid ways. Brewers pitcher...

Reviewing the Brew

Brewers: 3 Candidates to Replace Devin Williams After Freak Injury

News that Devin Williams is out for the season after a bizarre injury rocked the Brewers on Tuesday. Now the bullpen that was taxed has a glaring hole in it. Here are 3 possible candidates to take over the 8th inning as Milwaukee’s quest for October glory continues. Without Devin Williams, Craig Counsell will have […] Brewers: 3 Candidates to Replace Devin Williams After Freak Injury - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - Milwaukee Brewers News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Call to the Pen

Devin Williams kills Milwaukee Brewers chances with dumb injury

When your team is on the cusp of entering the postseason, there are certain things that one should not do. This is a lesson that Milwaukee Brewers reliever Devin Williams has learned the hard way. Williams decided to take the next round of pitching hands versus walls in the eternal boxing match. And, as has […] Devin Williams kills Milwaukee Brewers chances with dumb injury - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bless You Boys

Tigers at Twins preview: Tarik Skubal looks to finish his season on a high note

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ The lefty hasn’t solved his home run issues, but overall it’s been a very promising rookie year. Just when the Detroit Tigers were rolling through the best teams in baseball and looking like they’d finish the 2021 season on a serious roll, matchups with their mediocre AL Central foes has brought them back to Earth. After taking two series against the Tampa Bay Rays, one against the Milwaukee Brewers, and one against the Chicago White Sox, the Tigers have been downed by Kansas City and now the Minnesota Twins. On Thursday night,...

Tomahawk Take

Atlanta Braves news: Brewers lose a bullpen arm, but does it matter?

The Atlanta Braves know all about baseball injuries, but injuries at this time of the year can mess with the momentum of playoff teams. If all continues according to current trends, the Atlanta Braves will face the Milwaukee Brewers starting next Friday (October 8) for their side of the NL Division Series matchups. Milwaukee has […] Atlanta Braves news: Brewers lose a bullpen arm, but does it matter? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community

Reviewing the Brew

Brewers: Devin Williams Suffers Injury In The Dumbest Way Possible

Is the curse of the Brewers upon us? Just as Milwaukee is focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the postseason, they lose one of their most important pitchers, setup man Devin Williams, to a stupid, completely avoidable injury. The news broke on Wednesday afternoon. Devin Williams is going to miss the postseason after […] Brewers: Devin Williams Suffers Injury In The Dumbest Way Possible - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - Milwaukee Brewers News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Reviewing the Brew

Brewers: Impact of Devin Williams Injury On World Series Chances

The Milwaukee Brewers are going to be without reigning NL Rookie of the Year and NL Reliever of the Year Devin Williams after he fractured his hand and will require surgical fixation. The injury occurred following the team’s celebration of winning the National League Central Division Title. This certainly is a huge blow and will […] Brewers: Impact of Devin Williams Injury On World Series Chances - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - Milwaukee Brewers News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Brew Crew Ball

Milwaukee Brewers reportedly made “big-time offer” to Pirates for Bryan Reynolds during the summer

Photo by Rich Schultz/ He falls into the “young, controllable talent” category. The outfield for the Milwaukee Brewers was supposed to be a strength again this year, at least that was the thought when the team signed Jackie Bradley, Jr. shortly before the start of the season. Things haven’t quite worked out that way, however. While Avisail Garcia is enjoying one of the finest seasons of his career on both sides of the ball, Lorenzo Cain has been limited by injury, Christian Yelich has had injuries and still isn’t hitting like the MVP he was in 2018-19, and JBJ...

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MLB Playoff Race Update: The Red Sox lose the top wildcard spot

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ And the Brewers clinch the NL Central. With time running out in the regular season, the races around the league are coming down to the wire. That does include the American League wildcard, in which the Red Sox are stuck in a tight race, but also the rest of the league as well. For those interested in that league-wide picture, we’ll be providing a daily update the rest of the season on the state of races around baseball. American League East The Rays clinched this division earlier in the weekend. American League Central The White Sox clinched...

Christian Yelich to miss remainder of Brewers season with fractured right knee cap | MLB WHIPAROUND

Christian Yelich to miss the remainder of Brewers season with fractured right knee cap. Eric Karros and Dontrelle Willis discuss the impact Yelich's injury will have on the Brewers. #FOXSports #MLB #ChristianYelich #Brewers