MLB Network Analyst joins the guys to provide his thoughts on what should be a great series between the Pirates and Cardinals.
It’s been a while since either team played a truly meaningful game. The Los Angeles Dodgers took control of the NL West with an amazing 2 1-2-month stretch and could let off the gas over the final weeks.
Brett Anderson could hardly be happier about returning to the postseason, even if it’s in a much different role than he’s accustomed to with the Oakland Athletics.
The Tigers were in control in the AL Central throughout September, so they didn’t need Miguel Cabrera at full speed. They could use a healthier version of him now, heading into the division series against the Athletics.
They won’t know who they are playing until later tonight, but Red Sox manager John Farrell announced his rotation for the ALDS on Wednesday.
The city of Oakland geared up for the Oakland Athletics’ upcoming playoff run in Major League Baseball with an “A’s Oaktober Rally” Tuesday evening to congratulate the American League West Champions.
The veteran right-hander will get the ball for the Oakland Athletics in the opener of their AL division series against Detroit on Friday night, his first postseason appearance in eight years.
Max Scherzer, Detroit’s 21-game winner, will start the AL division series opener Friday night at Oakland, with star Justin Verlander following in Game 2.
He is far from satisfied with his performance on the field this season for the AL West champion Athletics, who are counting on Cespedes’ big bat to help carry them as they make another October run – in another first-round series with the Detroit Tigers, just like last year’s best-of-five AL division series that went the distance.
The Oakland A’s have September figured out. Don’t be surprised if this is the year they figure out October, too.