With the Los Angeles Dodgers currently playing the Milwaukee Brewers in game 3 of the National League Championship, we should bring up that 30 years ago today, on October 15th, 1988, Kirk Gibson hit this legendary home run in the World Series against the Oakland Athletics.
The New York Yankees tried to make a late 9th inning rally but it wasn’t enough as they fell to their arch-rivals, the Boston Red Sox 4-3 at Yankee Stadium. With the loss, the Yankees were eliminated from the postseason and the Red Sox move on to play the defending World Series champion Houston Astros in the American League Championship. Even worse, the Yankees had to watch the Red Sox celebrate on their home turf.
Yanks may want to invest in some starting pitching and guys that can hit for average, instead of feast or famine home run hitters.
The New York Yankees were absolutely clubbed by the Boston Red Sox last night 16-1 in Game 3 of the American League Divisional Series. Starter Luis Severino got hit early and often and Yankee fans found their beloved bombers out of the game nearly before it had even started. Adding insult to injury, the Yankees had to use their backup catcher as a late inning pitcher and Brock Holt of the Red Sox became the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit a cycle in the postseason.
Game 4 is tonight at Yankee Stadium in the best 3 out of 5 series. Hopefully, the Yankees put up a better fight tonight.
Houston Astros fan Eddie Flores announced to the section he was sitting in this evening that if Astros outfielder George Springer homered in tonight’s playoff game against the Cleveland Indians, he would buy everyone a beer. Springer came through with the big home run at Minute Maid Park and Flores doled out approximately $500 dollars to buy everyone in his section a brewski.
The hometown Astros went on to defeat the Cleveland Indians 7-2.
In regards to the beer, Brett Kavanaugh is EXTREMELY jealous…
We’re eating crow today as our baseball predictions got off to a “rocky” (pun intended) start as the Colorado Rockies defeated the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field last night in 13 innings 2-1. They advance to play the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLDS as the National League Wild Card winner.
Congrats Colorado fans! We’ll take the Brew Crew in 5! Ha ha!
October is here which means we are about to kick off the Major League Baseball postseason that will take us to the World Series.
Starting tonight, playoff action is underway:
Tonight it’s the National League Wild Card game between the Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs. The winner heads to Milwaukee to face off against the Brewers.
The other National League matchup features last year’s National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, winners of 6 straight National League West titles versus the young, upstart Atlanta Braves who are peaking a year before scheduled.
Tomorrow night it’s the American League Wild Card game between the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees. The winner of that game will head on to Boston to face the Red Sox who had the best record in baseball this year.
The other American League matchup is the Cleveland Indians vs. the defending World Series Champion Houston Astros.
Although the Colorado Rockies have had a very nice season and have been hot down the stretch, they haven’t been as good on the road as they are at home. Even though the Cubs bats aren’t very hot at the moment, we think they have enough talent to advance.
The Cubs will go on to play the exciting Milwaukee Brewers. Common sense would dictate the Brewers would be favorites here, but baseball often has shocking results. We say the Cubs take it in 5 games.
In the other National League series, the Dodgers have been here before. Atlanta will give Los Angeles a fight but we like the Dodgers to advance. Don’t worry Braves fans. This young team will be back in the postseason regularly in the near future. LA in 4 games.
Cubs vs. Dodgers in the NLCS. We like the Dodgers to return to the World Series.
In the American League, we have the Yankees getting past the feisty Oakland A’s and playing their arch-rival in Boston. It will set up a dramatic series, but we just can’t see the Red Sox faltering after such an amazing, record breaking season. It may go 5 games but the Red Sox will ultimately prevail.
In the other series, the Cleveland Indians and the Houston Astros should be a barn-burner. This is a too close to call coin toss series. We’ll take the Astros as defending champs, but we would not be surprised to see the Indians who played in the World Series two years ago win. We like the winner of this series to advance over Boston to the World Series.
So we’re picking a repeat of last year’s World Series – Houston Astros vs LA Dodgers. Only difference is we think Los Angeles are the hungrier team and they win in 6. Same goes for if they play Cleveland.
Bring it on!
O Captain! My Captain!
Last night, the New York Mets and their fan base said goodbye to their All Star Captain David Wright. A fan favorite for years until injury derailed an excellent career, the third baseman had not played in two years and had to work through a vigorous rehab regime to get back to playing shape. Unfortunately, Wright came to the realization this summer that his body will just not respond. As a tribute, the Mets activated and started Wright at third base where he played alongside friend and teammate Jose Reyes one last time. Wright received the first pitch of the game from his 2 year old daughter Olivia. He played the first four innings of the game before being pulled from the game to a long standing ovation at Citi Field. Wright had one routine put out from third base on a ground ball and got to bat twice – grounding out once and drawing a walk.
The Mets would win the game over the Miami Marlins 1-0 in 13 innings.
We wish David Wright the best of luck in his retirement years.
The Milwaukee Brewers are having the rare competitive year and have clinched a spot in Major League Baseball’s post season. One of the main reasons for their surge has been the play of outfielder Christian Yelich who will certainly be among the candidates for the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award. Last night was a special night as Yelich’s brother Cameron took in the game after having just been discharged from his service with the U.S. Marines. Cameron threw the game’s first pitch to his brother Christian who served as catcher. Afterwards the two brothers embraced and Cameron watched on as Christian would hit a two run home run and the Milwaukee Brewers would go on to win the game.
The New York Yankees announced today the activation of their All Star slugger Aaron Judge from the injury list. He has been out of the lineup since the end of July nursing a fractured wrist. There’s only one itty bitty catch…
Judge has not been cleared to hit. That’s right. The team announced that Judge will be available to play in the field as a defensive replacement or can pinch run, but still can’t swing the bat.
Then WHY are you bringing him back? He’s just an average fielder and doesn’t have a ton of speed on the base paths. Damn Yankees!