Joe Maddon turned to John Lackey instead of, well, anyone else, and Justin Turner made the Cubs pay.
Time to see what the Diamondbacks and the Cubs just got for their money.
Ben and and Sam banter about Bronson Arroyo and Sean Doolittle, then discuss comments by John Lackey and Jose Bautista.
The Cardinals try to force a Game Seven while the Red Sox attempt to seal the deal.
Can the Cardinals even it up? The answer could depend on Carlos Beltran.
The Red Sox might have the momentum, but the Tigers have Justin Verlander.
Can Boston’s Goliath-like offense defeat David Price?
Bret looks at the quintet of hurlers that has met the strikeout, walk, and ground-ball benchmarks that generally ensure a pitcher’s success.
Well, sure, these conversations explain everything.
If you’re looking for a scapegoat for Boston’s struggles, skip the manager’s office.
Fourteen days of futility in Boston is more than some reasonable fans can take.
As the example of John Lackey makes clear, baseball isn’t completely devoid of compelling characters, even if they’re only likely to show their true colors at trying times.
From your Transaction Analysis page:
Anaheim Angels – purchased the contract of RHP Francisco Rodriguez from Salt Lake. [9/15]
I thought a player had to be on the active roster (or disabled list) as of August 31 to be eligible for post-season play. Does this mean that the Angels have to forfeit his 5 wins?
The Angels pulled the oldest roster trick in the book to make this work: They placed someone from their 60-day DL (Steve Green) on their postseason roster, effectively leaving a roster spot open for somebody else, or in this case, Francisco Rodriguez.