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Lone Star Ball

Rangers Series Preview: Colorado Rockies

Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports Heading to the mountains for a weekend series The Rangers are in Colorado for the weekend series against the Rockies, the final three games between these two teams in 2020 (unless, of course, they meet in the World Series). They know each other well after playing two exhibition games in late July and then a three-game series to start the season in Arlington. Colorado is a half game up on the Dodgers in the NL West at 12-6 and the Rangers have a half game up on the Astros, holding second place (which is a playoff spot this season) in the AL West with...

Detroit Free Press

'Most underrated player' in history helped Detroit Tigers capture 1984 World Series

Free Press special writer Bill Dow continues his "where are they now" series about former Detroit Tigers. Today's profile is on Darrell Evans:        

Call to the Pen

1989 Oakland Athletics greatness lost in the rubble

The Oakland Athletics had an incredible team in 1989, but that gets lost due to the tragedy that occurred during the World Series. To understand the significance of the 1989 World Series between the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, one must understand the tale of two cities. The reputation of San Francisco revolved around […] 1989 Oakland Athletics greatness lost in the rubble - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Baltimore Sun

Orioles vs. Nationals, Aug. 14

The Orioles finished a 6-2 victory that extended their winning streak to six games and completed a sweep over the reigning World Series champions that they had waited nearly a week to make official

AZ Snake Pit

Snake Pit Sim Season Off-day Update: Race for the NL West

The race for the NL West is on. In the real world, the Diamondbacks just finished winning a series in Colorado against the Rockies, tightening up the NL West a bit. In the simulated season, today also marked the end of a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies (played in Phoenix). This is a game the Diamondbacks won, giving them a season record of 65-59 after 124 games of play. What is more important is, it placed them only 1.5 games behind the division leading Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Diamondbacks headed to Los Angeles to play the Dodgers for three over the weekend. After early...

Baltimore Sun

Orioles beat Nationals, 6-2, to complete suspended game, sweep as win streak reaches six

The Orioles finished a 6-2 victory that extended their winning streak to six games and completed a sweep over the reigning World Series champions that they had waited nearly a week to make official.

DodgerBlue.com

Dodgers News: Mookie Betts Appreciative Of Tying Home Run Record, But Focused On World Series

When the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox, they knew how special he was...

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies: Bryce Harper, others react to Alec Bohm’s call-up

Current and former Phillies players and fans react to Alec Bohm’s promotion Following the news that top Philadelphia Phillies prospect Alec Bohm had been called up to the big leagues and would start in Thursday’s series finale against the Baltimore Orioles, reactions began to pour in from baseball fans around the world on social media. […] Phillies: Bryce Harper, others react to Alec Bohm’s call-up - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Twinkie Town

Twins 12, Brewers 2: An emphatic end to the series

This is Miguel Sano after he hit a ball that literally disappeared from view. | Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports Now that’s how you go into an off day... And just like that, all seems right in the world. Yes, the Twins lost four in a row and five of six. But they also just won a three-game series in Milwaukee with a +10 run differential, expanded their division lead to 1.5 games, and were able to salvage a 3-5 field trip. Now, they’re headed back to Target Field, where they’re 7-1 so far this season, for a seven-game homestand against Kansas City and Milwaukee. Kenta Maeda was...

Lookout Landing

War, Pandemic, and Seattle Baseball in 1918: Part 2

President Woodrow Wilson and Edith Wilson attend a baseball game in 1918. | Photo by Topical Press Agency/ As the 1918 baseball season continues, the Giants and the minor leagues face the realities of the war economy, and the shipyards struggle to keep their league intact. Meanwhile, the major leagues wait for official rulings to learn whether they can finish the season or stage a World’s Series. And, always lurking behind the scenes, the deadly second wave of the 1918 influenza comes home. Welcome to the second part in a three-part series examining the 1918 influenza pandemic and...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Cubs beat Indians 7-2 to match their best start since 1970

Kyle Hendricks pitched six strong innings in his first appearance against Cleveland since Game 7 of the 2016 World Series and Anthony Rizzo homered, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday night to match their best start in 50 years.

Cubbies Crib

3 reasons the Chicago Cubs are World Series contenders

Nearly a quarter of the way through the season, the Cubs are serious contenders. Yes, the Chicago Cubs should indeed be regarded as a legitimate World Series contender this fall. The North Siders improved to 11-3 on the year after defeating the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night, officially giving them the best winning percentage in baseball. […] 3 reasons the Chicago Cubs are World Series contenders - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians preview, Wednesday 8/12, 5:10 CT

Photo by Ron Schwane/ The Cubs go for the sweep of this two-game set. This seems important: The Cubs improved to 11-3 on the season with a 7-1 win over the Indians tonight.This is the 8th time since 1900 that the Cubs have won at least 11 of their first 14 games in a season. They made the World Series in 5 of the previous 7 instances (winning the Series 3 times). pic.twitter.com/eUA007wA5x— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 12, 2020 The seven previous years are 1907, 1908, 1918, 1932, 1969, 1970 and 2016. Three of those years should immediately stand out to you as Cubs...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs 7, Indians 1: Hey! Hey! for J-Hey

Photo by Ron Schwane/ The Cubs right fielder had himself a night. Jason Heyward has had rough times as a member of the Cubs, and also is responsible for one of the team’s greatest moments with his rain-delay speech in Cleveland during Game 7 of the World Series. He’s also always appeared to be a standup guy, never made excuses for the rough times, always worked hard and played solid defense, and appears to be well-liked by his teammates. That’s why it’s so easy to root for him and be happy for him and the team when he has a big game, as he did during the Cubs’ 7-1 win over the...

Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs: Top 3 players feeling the heat after team’s hot start

The Cubs have started hot but these guys might be feeling added pressure. In what could be their last season with the players that brought the team a World Series championship back in 2016, the Chicago Cubs have come out on fire this season posting a 10-3 record and blasting critics who thought the team […] Chicago Cubs: Top 3 players feeling the heat after team’s hot start     - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

Cubbies Crib

Cubs News: Jason Kipnis is proving to be a great acquisition

Jason Kipnis is proving to be an excellent signing for the Chicago Cubs in 2020. Just like Rajai Davis, Jason Kipnis almost played the role of a villain against the Chicago Cubs in 2016. In Game 4 of the World Series, he hit a home run against his childhood team that put the game away […] Cubs News: Jason Kipnis is proving to be a great acquisition - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

Royals Review

Cincinnati Reds Series Preview: A hopeful’s season is in trouble

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports There’ll be no Moose sightings, but there might be a World Series hero playing second for the home team this week. I predicted the Cincinnati Reds to win the World Series in my Baseball Prospectus predictions. Why? They made some shrewd signings to improve an offense that already had some good pieces. They have a fantastic rotation and a great pitching coach. And the back of the bullpen figured to be a strong point for this team. In a short, weird season, why not get weird and pick the Reds? They got seven games out of Mike Moustakas before he hit the...

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees vs. Braves: Series Preview

Photo by /Icon Sportswire via A two-time World Series matchup in the ‘90s, could this be a 2020 Fall Classic Preview? Last week was...not ideal for the Yankees. They finally made up that cursed series with the Phillies, but only went 2-2. Then, Tropicana Field became a house of horrors as the Yankees lost three of four to Tampa Bay, including two in the Rays’ last licks. After losing five of their last six ballgames, the Yankees have come back down to earth and the injuries have started to hit, but hope is still high. Their next opponent will be the Atlanta Braves, who come to town...

Rising Apple

Mets still need to re-sign Marcus Stroman even after his opt-out

New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman opting out creates a ton of uncertainty for the 2020 season and the future. The New York Mets came into the shortened 2020 season with World Series aspirations. They had a stacked lineup, a revamped bullpen, and a rotation that was going to include Marcus Stroman from start […] Mets still need to re-sign Marcus Stroman even after his opt-out - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

The Mercury News

How much are the Giants actually learning about their future this season?

Will Giants star Mike Yastrzesmki still be an everyday player the next time the team is a World Series contender?

NorthJersey.com

Washington Nationals announce Monday lineup vs. New York Mets

Patrick Corbin (1-0, 3.00) will start the defending World Series champs, while Steven Matz (0-2, 5.65) will go for the Mets (7-9).        

Call to the Pen

Andrew Benintendi: What’s the deal with his slow start to 2020?

An integral cog for the 2018 World Series champion Boston Red Sox, Andrew Benintendi has seen his stock plummet after continuing last season’s woes in 2020. If not for Aaron Judge, Andrew Benintendi would have been the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year; now, he’s falling out of the leadoff spot and is potentially at […] Andrew Benintendi: What’s the deal with his slow start to 2020? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Baltimore Sun

Remembering the Orioles’ 1970 World Series title: O’s top Royals again on Frank Robinson’s walk-off homer

On May 7, 1970, Frank Robinson, the American League’s leading hitter with a .369 average, crushed a three-run homer with two out in the ninth at the Stadium to bring the Orioles from the brink of defeat to a 7-to-6 triumph over the Kansas City Royals.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Strasburg hit hard in debut; O's-Nats suspended after rain

Stephen Strasburg's 2020 debut for the Nationals unraveled in a five-run fifth inning Sunday, when the World Series MVP allowed six consecutive batters to reach base before being lifted, and Washington's game against the Baltimore Orioles was suspended in the top of the sixth after the grounds crew had trouble unrolling the tarp during a rain delay.

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

How bizarre is this baseball season? Look no further than MLB’s two East divisions

We knew this had a good chance of being a very bizarro world baseball season, and there is perhaps no better evidence of that than the Mets finding themselves playing their most defining series one-fourth of the way in against … the Miami Marlins.

New York Post

Darryl Strawberry says Alex Rodriguez would be ‘incredible’ Mets owner in candid interview

New York baseball icon, former Met and Yankee, and four-time World Series champion Darryl Strawberry takes a swing at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: Who are sluggers in today’s game you enjoy watching? A: Pete [Alonso] was definitely one. I enjoyed watching him last year. To be able to hit the ball...

BaltimoreBaseball.com

Orioles rebound with 11-0 rout of Nationals; Iglesias leads offense with 4 hits; Milone shuts down Nats

WASHINGTON—After four losses against a team reeling from the coronavirus, the Orioles broke out against the defending World Series champions. The Orioles set season highs in runs and hits (19) in an 11-0 blowout of the Washington Nationals Friday night at Nationals Park. In losing four straight to the Miami Marlins, who were struggling to […]

Play Ball: Jackie Bradley Jr.

Red Sox CF Jackie Bradley Jr. discusses his favorite player growing up and the World Series on MLB Network’s “Play Ball,” debuting Sept 14 at 10am ET.

Inside the Clubhouse for Los Angeles Dodgers Clinch Celebration

Let's go inside the Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse as they clinch their 7th straight NL West title. The journey to the World Series starts here! Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/

Do the Yankees have what it takes to WIN the World Series? | Boomer & Gio

Boomer and Gio predict what teams will have the ability to win a 7 Game series this year, and discuss the possibilities of the New York Yankees winning the World Series.