All eyes will be on four teams in the National League during the final day of the 60-game Major League Baseball regular season. The St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies are the candidates to fill out the playoff field. One of the two berths will go to St. Louis or Milwaukee as the second-place team in the NL Central.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 12:00 pm
Four teams, two National League playoff spots.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 9:09 am
Manny Machado singles to left field. Eric Hosmer singles to right field. Manny Machado to second.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 8:16 am
San Diego Padres (36-23, second in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (29-30, third in the NL West) San Francisco; Sunday, 3:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: San Diego: Adrian Morejon (2-2, 4.86 ERA) San Francisco: Drew Smyly (0-0, 3.38 ERA) BOTTOM LINE: San Francisco and San Diego will face off on Sunday. The Giants are 18-21 against the rest of their division.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 7:02 am
Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 17th home run and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 6-2 on Saturday night, leaving the Giants in need of help to make the playoffs. San Francisco fell to 29-30 and is tied with Milwaukee for the final NL playoff spot. The Brewers hold the tiebreaker, which means the Giants need to beat San Diego on Sunday and Milwaukee needs to lose to St. Louis for San Francisco to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 5:16 am
Wilmer Flores hits an RBI single to left field that drives in Mike Yastrzemski and makes the score 3-2 in the bottom of the 8th inning
Posted: September 27, 2020, 3:32 am
The Giants released veteran right-hander Jeff Samardzija a day after he returned from a lengthy shoulder injury and rehab.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 2:53 am
Mike Yastrzemski toiled in the Orioles’ minor-league system for six years without a call to the majors. Sent to San Francisco in a deal that got little notice, he finally got his shot three months before his 29th birthday and emerged as one of the Giants’ best players amid oversize expectations wrought by his surname. Then, for an encore in 2020, he became one of the best hitters in the National League.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 2:48 am
Sam Coonrod gave up a three-run walk-off homer on Friday. A day later, his season came to an end.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 10:33 pm
The San Diego Padres are still very much counting on a healthy Dinelson Lamet making his playoff start next week. The big right-hander gave them a scare when he reported biceps tightness and made an early exit Friday night – but, for now, Lamet will throw in a couple of days with expectations of pitching Wednesday at Petco Park in San Diego’s first postseason berth in 14 years. ”Everybody is pretty optimistic right now,” manager Jayce Tingler said.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 5:44 am
Condensed Game: Brandon Crawford, Wilmer Flores and Mike Yastrzemski all homered in the Giants’ 5-4 win over the Padres
Posted: September 26, 2020, 2:20 am
San Diego pitcher Chris Paddack expected the San Francisco Giants to swing for the fences with their playoff hopes at stake. Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead homer in the fourth, Mike Yastrzemski returned from an injury to splash a two-run shot into McCovey Cove the same inning and the Giants beat the Padres 5-4 in the first game of a doubleheader Friday for a key victory in a crowded NL playoff race. ”A hungry team that’s trying to continue to make a little playoff run, I knew they were going to come into this game aggressive with a good game plan,” Paddack said.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 1:57 am
Mike Yastrzemski launches a two-run home run into McCovey Cove, increasing the Giants’ lead to 5-1 in the 4th inning
Posted: September 26, 2020, 12:38 am
Brandon Crawford crushes a solo home run over the center-field wall, tying the game at 1 in the bottom of the 2nd inning
Posted: September 25, 2020, 11:45 pm