Like your parents asking about the best friend in high school with whom you haven’t had contact in years, some fans see only the Kershaw that they remember.
It’s reasonable to expect Wood to pitch longer than Morton, all things being equal. That, however, is tempered by the exigencies of the Dodgers’ position in the Series. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will want to avoid trailing 3-1, so Wood will likely be on a short leash.
Using advanced win calculations to evaluate Fall Classic underdogs.
Usando metricas avanzadas para evaluar a los equipos no-favoritos del clasico de otono.
Test your knowledge of pitchers and politicians.
Led by Charlie Morton’s fastball and Lance McCullers’ curveball, the Astros ended several droughts and knocked off the Yankees.
What the postseason tells us about hit batters.
Joe Maddon, Buck Showalter, and the questionable bullpen management that came before them.
How stratified were team performances in 2017?
Using misdirection, and Stephen Strasburg’s incredible changeup, to tie the series.
The Red Sox had their opportunities. They didn’t know how to react.
You can’t predict baseball, but you can try.
Honoring the best of the overlooked.
Los sorprendentemente no terribles San Diego Padres.
The surprisingly not-terrible San Diego Padres.