Tag Archives: 2014 MLB Playoffs

A Tale of Two Lefties

National League Champion San Francisco Giants’ ace lefty Madison Bumgarner and league also-ran Los Angeles Dodgers’ ace lefty Clayton Kershaw are a little more than a year apart in age, and Keshaw, the older of the two, has been a … Continue reading

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The Dodgers’ Last Stand

Prior to yesterday’s National League Division Series game in St. Louis, former Cardinals catcher and long-time TV analyst TIm McCarver threw out the first ball, with former St. Louis pitching great and Hall-of-Famer Bob Gibson serving as his catcher. In … Continue reading

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Game Three in St. Louis – Really Big for Dodgers

Tied one-one with St. Louis, thanks to strong pitching and Matt Kemp eighth-inning home run in Saturday’s game, the Dodgers return to Busch Stadium this evening, where memories of last year’s zero-of-three performance at the hands of the Cardinals will … Continue reading

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Angels’ 2014 Fate Rest in the Hands of C.J. Wilson

Angels’ manager Mike Scioscia made a decision a couple of days ago to start Matt Shoemaker in game two at home in the Division Series against the Royals, and to hold off on using C.J. Wilson until game three in … Continue reading

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Dodgers and Cardinals Late Afternoon Start? TV Rules!

What could possibly be worse than starting an October game at Dodgers’ Stadium in the late afternoon? It will be the hottest part of the day, likely about 95º, and the shadows will be just beginning to wreck havoc with … Continue reading

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Pitching Match-ups Key to Angels’ Division Series Fate

As the Angels prepare to open their American League Division Series against Kansas City, they have gotten a lot of good news, but manager Mike Scioscia, one of the very best at his job in all of baseball, is going … Continue reading

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Pitching Matchup Was Key to Giants Easy Win over Pirates

As they regular season wore down to the end, the San Francisco Giants had a better chance of catching the Dodgers for the National League West Division lead than of failing to secure a wild card playoff spot. So, while … Continue reading

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Baseball Playoffs Began with a Doozie in Kansas City

Last night’s one-game wild card playoff between the Kansas City Royals, who had not been in a playoff game in 29 years, and the Oakland A’s, who went from a six-game American League West Division lead in June to a … Continue reading

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My Picks, as the Baseball Playoffs Begin

On the eve of the 2014 Major League Baseball Playoffs, this is what’s going to happen: One Game Wild-Card: AL Oakland over Kansas City One Game Wild-Card: NL San Francisco over Pittsburgh AL Division Series: Angels over Oakland and Detroit … Continue reading

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