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
With small markets and bad weather, baseball’s league championship series drew far fewer television viewers than last year.
At some point we praise the man who made this happen. No matter the players, there’s one wallpaper behind every moment – Tony La Russa, who seems to make miracles his rite of autumn.
K-Rod would rather close games — and hey, you never know. He could have that opportunity again in New York.
Needing a rally in the NL championship series opener, Milwaukee turned to its power duo of Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder, then got a key hit from Yuniesky Betancourt to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6.
Carlos Beltran is gone. Well, not officially. That will happen sometime Thursday, and when he dons a San Francisco Giants uniform at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday night, the book on Beltran’s Mets era will definitively close.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy might have a better alternative than simply walking Josh Hamilton in key spots during the World Series.
Major League Baseball said Sunday that the 12 games averaged 8.6 million viewers, up from 8.43 million last year. The 5.3 rating was the same.
San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL championship series to reach the World Series for the first time since 2002.
Roy Halladay pitched through a groin pull, outdueling Tim Lincecum and keeping the Philadelphia Phillies alive in the NL championship series with a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.
Facing elimination, Roy Halladay and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies look to prevent Tim Lincecum and the Giants from reaching the World Series in Game 5 on Thursday.
The playoffs have followed the regular season trend back to pitching dominance. Not that aces haven’t done this in past postseasons, it’s just that their supremacy this year stands out.
Everywhere you turn in these playoffs, late pickups and midseason acquisitions are playing important roles on the field.
The Bombers head to Texas down 3-2, and their fate now rests on the shoulders of Phil Hughes. Will Phil rise to the challenge, or wrinkle like a cheap suit?
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