Murphy set a major league record with homers in six straight postseason games, snapping a tie with Carlos Beltran, who homered in five straight games during the 2004 postseason with the Houston Astros. Beltran went on to sign a seven-year, $119 million contract with the Mets that offseason. Murphy will be a free agent after […]
Matt Harvey knew what was coming. He fully expected David Wright to spray champagne on him and for Michael Cuddyer to pour it over his head while Harvey attempted to do an interview. Following their NL East title party last month in Cincinnati, it was the second of what the Mets hope will be four […]
Welcome, Mets and Cubs fans, to the league championship series to which no one outside Kansas City and Canada has been paying attention. I mean, really, was anyone shocked that the Cubs lost in the NLCS and failed to reach the World Series? If your focus was on that four-game sweep, here are some things […]
Amid the champagne-laced celebration, David Wright was reveling in the New York Mets winning the pennant, not yet looking ahead to their American League opponent.
Rosenthal took a St. Louis Cardinals bullpen job last season and never relinquished it, making 74 appearances and amassing an impressive 12.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Boston Red Sox fans will remember the 23-year-old’s blistering fastball from the 2013 World Series.
After 12 meetings this season, the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays are as familiar with each other’s approaches, tendencies, strengths and weaknesses as they’re ever going to be. With one or possibly two games remaining in the American League Championship Series, it basically comes down to the Royals’ killer instinct vs. the Blue […]
He’s the face of Blue Jays baseball, front and center in every poster around Toronto. He’s a six-time All-Star who regularly engages with fans from his robust social media following. “I’m not lately,” Bautista said during batting practice before Game 3 of the ALCS. “But, it doesn’t bother me. I know who I am, and […]
The Chicago Cubs added yet another signature play to their morbid postseason history when reliever Trevor Cahill bounced in a curveball which escaped catcher. It happened in the sixth inning, and while the Mets scored two more runs in the seventh who knows what direction the game goes if not for the third consecutive curveball […]
The internal skeleton of every architectural wonder is a rarely seen yet necessary element, supplying the broad shoulders where the grand facade can rest. That internal skeleton for the Kansas City Royals is with its bullpen, a group not only strong enough to help prop up the rest of the team, but talented and deep enough that […]
Heck, we witnessed a postseason game Tuesday at Wrigley where the baseball gods appeared to wreak all sorts of havoc. It just didn’t happen to be the kind of havoc conducive to the home team busting up any curses or 107-year droughts. That’s all. What we had here was a postseason game in which the […]