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December

30
Blake Snell stunned but excited by move to San Diego Padres as trade finalized

Blake Snell gave up the ball in Game 6 of the World Series, shaking his head after manager Kevin Cash’s curious pitching change. With three years left on his contract, Snell hardly considered that could be his final moment as a Tampa Bay Ray. The San Diego Padres, determined to go all the way, just wanted him that much. The upstart Padres ended their acquisition of the ace left-hander from the Rays on Tuesday, sending four prospects in exchange for the 2018 American League Cy Young Award winner. The Rays will receive right-handers Luis Patino and Cole Wilcox and catchers Francisco Mejia and […]

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November

25
Atlanta Braves sign RHP Charlie Morton to 1-year, $15 million deal

Right-hander Charlie Morton signed a one-year, $15 million contract with the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, further bolstering the rotation of a team that fell a game short of the World Series and could return even better in 2021. Morton, 37, has burnished his reputation as a big-game pitcher in recent years, finishing Game 7 of the 2017 World Series with Houston and winning Game 7 of the American League Championship Series this campaign for the Tampa Bay Rays. Atlanta, which went into this postseason short on starters, now boasts one of the best rotations in baseball, with Morton and the Braves’ other free-agent signing, Drew Smyly, […]

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October

21
Los Angeles Dodgers take game 1 of World Series

Going into his Game 1 World Series start for the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the Tampa Bay Rays in Arlington, Texas, Kershaw’s pedestrian 11-12 career playoff record and 4.31 ERA is nearly two full runs worse than his 2.43 career ERA and unheard of 175-76 record. His career 5.40 World Series ERA in five prior starts and his October struggles follow Kershaw 12 months a year every year, and will until the future Hall Of Fame lefty exorcises his playoff demons. It didn’t matter that the 32-year-old winner of three Cy Young Awards, one MVP and five league ERA titles […]

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October

19
Tampa Bay reached World series after defeating Houston Astros

The Tampa Bay Rays clinched the American League pennant with a triumph over the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the ALCS on Saturday night (TB 4, HOU 2). Tampa led the series 3-0, but the Astros forced Game 7 with wins in Games 4, 5, and 6. The 2004 Red Sox can pop the champagne. They are still the only team in MLB history to come back from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series. Charlie Morton shut down his former team in Game 7, holding the Astros scoreless through 5 2/3 innings before giving way to the bullpen. […]

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October

24
Nationals defeat Astros again to take a 2-0 lead of World Series

The tension mounted in Minute Maid Park with each pitch to the pinch-hitting rookie with two aboard in the sixth inning of a tied Game 2 on Wednesday night.  Kyle Tucker fought off Stephen Strasburg’s most onerous offerings and slowly worked the count full, with the Astros faithful waving their orange towels in anticipation of a magic moment. Then the kid watched a high curveball dive into the upper reaches of the strike zone for the inning-ending strike three. Instants later, a leadoff rocket off the bat of Kurt Suzuki just one pitch into the seventh sparked the ruthless six-run frame that included a rare intentional walk and […]

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October

21
Nationals against Astros for World Series 2019

The 2019 World Series is set: The Houston Astros will face the Washington Nationals for the Commissioner’s Trophy to close out the postseason. Both teams have highly touted starting pitching, but they took different October roads to reach the Fall Classic. Washington had to come from behind to win the Wild Card Game over the Brewers on Oct. 1. The Nationals then won the final two games of the NLDS to upset the top-seeded Dodgers before sweeping the NL Central-winning Cardinals to get the World Series. It was a more straightforward road for the Astros. Houston had baseball’s best record in the regular season, going 107-55. The Astros won the […]

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October

16
Nationals defeat Cardinals to reach first World series

The Washington Nationals made history Tuesday night, proceeding to their first World Series in franchise history. The Nationals jumped on the Cardinals early, scoring seven runs in the first inning, and won 7-4 to complete the NLCS sweep. The Nationals are 8-2 in the postseason and have won six straight overall. “It’s one of these situations where teams just kind of get hot,” TBS and MLB Network Host Casey Stern alleged on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “I thought the Nationals would win the division before the year began. It clearly didn’t (start) that way through 50 games, but I […]

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World Series Game 2

October

28
World Series Game 2

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28 Time: 8:07 p.m. ET Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Mo. The Royals outlasted the Mets to come away with a 5-4 win in Game 1 of the World Series, but the Amazins will get a chance to even the best-of-seven series on Wednesday night when they return to Kauffman Stadium to play Game 2. The longest World Series opener ever had a little bit of everything. And more than five hours after they began, Alcides Escobar and the Kansas City Royalsalso had just enough energy to outlast the New York Mets. This tied for longest Series game ever and ended at 12:18 a.m. […]

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