Carlos Beltran, Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals are going to the World Series — not even Clayton Kershaw could stop them this year.
Adrian Gonzalez homered twice and Zack Greinke gave the Los Angeles Dodgers the clutch performance they needed in a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday that trimmed St. Louis’ lead to 3-2 in the NL championship series.
He’s cocky. He’s arrogant. He’s extremely unlikable. And he doesn’t play the great game of baseball the right way, the way it’s supposed to be played. Who am I talking about? You know who. I’m talking about Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig.
True story: Dustin Hoffman went to Monday night’s NLCS game in Los Angeles and ended up with great seats to a dance extravaganza featuring baseball’s newest darling — a wannabe mascot in a bear costume.
“As a player, I just think he doesn’t know (about how to act),” the former Met said. “That’s what I think. He really doesn’t know. He must think that he’s still playing somewhere else.”
Shortstop Hanley Ramirez had a CT scan on his left ribs Sunday, and the results were not yet available.
Led by superb rookie starter Michael Wacha, the St. Louis Cardinals have taken a 2-0 NLCS advantage over the Los Angeles Dodgers by taking Game 2.
Lance Lynn will start Game 4 of the NL championship series for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Andre Ethier is not in the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup for Game 2 of the NLCS due to lingering soreness.
Well past midnight at Busch Stadium, Carlos Beltran singled into the right-field corner with one out against the Dodgers in the 13th to finish a game that took 4 hours, 47 minutes.
Adam Wainwright went all the way on the mound Wednesday night, pitching the Cardinals past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 and into the NL championship series for the third straight season.
Jones threw out the first pitch in Atlanta prior to Game 1 of the NLDS, but didn’t get to uncork it to a player. Instead he delivered to the Braves’ mascot behind home plate. Why?
The NL West champions open the next round Friday against St. Louis or Pittsburgh. The Cardinals host the wild-card Pirates in a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday.
I learned a long time ago in baseball to never underestimate the value of being “a team of destiny.” But the problem in handicapping the 2012 NLCS is which of these 2 “destiny teams” will be going to the World Series?
Regardless of where you stand on the new MLB playoff schedule, one thing is for sure: The new format could hurt the teams with the best records, both on the field and in the pocket