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.