The Yankees and Dodgers are each one win away from the World Series. How’d they put themselves in that position? Find out in my latest for CBS Local.
The Dodgers and Astros are through to the next round, thanks mostly to their bats. One and possibly two teams will join them later today. Here are the key storylines as the MLB playoffs move forward:
Thanks to starting pitcher meltdowns, we just witnessed the highest-scoring wild-card round ever. The Yankees and Diamondbacks advanced and the divisional matchups, which begin today, are set. Read the “Five Things” you need to know in my latest story for CBS Local:
Next week, the Washington Nationals will begin a playoff series for the fourth time in six years. They have yet to win a series. With a healthy Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg—plus Max Scherzer, Daniel Murphy, and others—this year could be different. I wrote about it in my final regular season column for CBS Local. Starting next Thursday, I’ll be recapping the playoffs with a “Five Things You Missed” column.
Earlier this week, MLB set a new record for total home runs in a season. Who hit the longest homer? Which pitcher allowed the most? How many players reached individual milestones? A look at how we got to 5,694 home runs (and counting).
The Cleveland Indians’ win streak can now buy a beer at the ballpark. People may be impressed now, but it seems team-related streaks don’t stick in our minds like individual records.
I attended the Labor Day game between the hapless Mets and unseasoned Phillies. When two bad teams play, you have to look a little deeper to find the entertainment.