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Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:00 am
Mookie Betts, meet Devin Williams and his devastating changeup. Aaron Judge, take a closer look at a much improved Shane Bieber. Fernando Tatis Jr., say hello to Jack Flaherty. After the pandemic-shortened regular season was limited to regional play, seven of the eight wild-card series involve teams that haven’t played any meaningful games against each other since last year.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:41 am
A wide open, 16-team playoff field will battle for the 2020 World Series. Who will come up on top? We’ve got predictions.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:20 am
Former major league outfielder Jay Johnstone, who was known as both an elite pinch hitter and one of baseball’s most famous pranksters of his day, has died at age 74. Los Angeles television station FOX 11 reported he died of complications from COVID-19, which his daughter Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone confirmed in separate reports. In 20 seasons (1966-85), he played for eight teams but perhaps is best remembered for a home run he hit in Game 4 of the 1981 World Series, when his Dodgers beat the New York Yankees in six games.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 3:10 am
Other than that, it’s win two and move on or lose two and be done. That’s true whether your regular season record was 29-31 in Milwaukee or 43-17 in Los Angeles. No, the regular season wasn’t entirely meaningless.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 3:00 am
Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger and Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich were top MVP candidates in the NL last season, but both this season have fallen into a slump.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 1:42 am
I think the playoff scenario is a good one this year because of the shortened season,” Craig Counsell began, but added: “I would advocate either less teams in a full season or a much bigger reward for having a good regular season. You know, the number of teams, it’s probably on the high end for me. But I’m not going to get a vote there.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 1:36 am
Dave Dombrowski has the most experience (and two World Series rings), but other appealing candidates for the Angels’ general manager job include several linked to the Dodgers.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 12:32 am
Blake Treinen is on to you. With all due respect, the people who know the game best are the ones here playing,” the veteran reliever said when asked about the outward perception of Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen as another postseason run begins. We’ve been around him.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:24 pm
Sixteen teams — eight from the American League and eight from the National League — will play best-of-three Wild Card series to begin the playoffs.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — All the playoff matchups in Major League Baseball have been set.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:41 am
The Dodgers will open the MLB wild-card playoffs Wednesday against a Milwaukee Brewers team that backed its way into the National League’s No. 8 seed.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:24 am
Harrison Bader blasted a home run as the St. Louis Cardinals clinched a playoff spot with a 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, who also punched their ticket to the postseason party on Sunday.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:22 am
Having completed a 60-game schedule that seemed daunting at times, MLB is moving on to an unprecedented postseason.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:21 am
Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers got off to a ragged start this year. A pandemic-altered, 60-game regular season that many believed would never get completed and saw games postponed because of virus outbreaks, racial injustice protests and a hurricane went into the final day without a single playoff matchup set. Not a bad way to start, either: Gerrit Cole vs. Shane Bieber in a mega-watt duel as the New York Yankees face the Cleveland Indians in the best-of-three wild-card round Tuesday.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 12:59 am
Ron Roenicke waited five years after his previous managerial job for another opportunity. The Red Sox told Roenicke before the final game of the season on Sunday that he will not be back in 2021, ending his tenure as a one-year, shotgun stopgap for a pandemic-shortened season with a last-place finish in the AL East. Hurriedly hired on the eve of spring training after Alex Cora was caught cheating during his time in Houston, Roenicke took over a roster that would soon shed 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts and 2012 AL Cy Young winner David Price, who were traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 11:54 pm
Condensed Game: AJ Pollock smashed two home runs to back a strong outing from Dustin May in a 5-0 win over the Angels in the season finale
Posted: September 27, 2020, 11:01 pm
Jahmai Jones smokes a Dustin May pitch into center field for a single in the top of the 5th inning
Posted: September 27, 2020, 10:22 pm
The Raiders’ Derek Carr gave the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw a shoutout during an audible.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 5:53 pm
St. Louis, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Philadelphia enter the last day of the regular season competing for two postseason spots, and the biggest game of the day pits Christian Yelich’s Brewers against Yadier Molina’s Cardinals. Cardinals (29-28) – Qualify with a victory over Milwaukee or a loss by the Giants. If St. Louis loses and San Francisco wins, the Cardinals would make up two games against Detroit on Monday that were postponed this season due to St. Louis’ coronavirus outbreak.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 5:22 am