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Was Mark Ellis ever actually tagged out by Yadier Molina during Game 1 of the NLDS between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday? I’m not 100% sure, but I think home plate umpire Gerry Davis made the right call. The Dodgers had men on first and third with one out in […]
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After yet another stellar performance by Cardinals' rookie Michael Wacha, it got me to thinking that a lot of teams and scouts surely missed the boat on this guy.
Baseball America listed him as the 4th best college pitcher in the 2012 draft and the 11th best pitcher overall.
After he was selected 19th overall by the Cardinals in the 2012 draft, MLB TV's John Hart projected...
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The Dodgers and Red Sox were the first two teams to secure berths in their respective League Championship Series, with the former dispatching the Braves from the National League Division Series on Monday night and the latter eliminating the Rays from their American League Division Series on Tuesday. Whether or not the two teams take the next step to meet...
ST. LOUIS -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are on the way to becoming the best team money can buy. The Cardinals have built a model franchise through the draft as well as the free-agent market.
But as different as their roads have been, they have reached the same destination: the National League Championship Series. And they arrive about as evenly matched on paper as two teams can be...
The Dodgers are set to play the Cardinals in the 2013 NLCS, which is interesting because it’s not interesting. In other words, the media hasn’t really figured out a narrative here. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports gave it a go, but it was sort of a half-hearted rich/poor thing.
So maybe, just MAYBE, the baseball can speak for itself? Here’s hoping, but I doubt it. Something about...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a payroll of more than $200 million, by far the largest in the National League.
The size of those paychecks will mean nothing when the first pitch of the National League Championship Series is thrown Friday night.
If the Dodgers truly have become the West Coast Yankees, as many believe, then their swelling fan base would do well to remember the lessons...
The Dodgers showed some surprisingly good offensive output
against the National League’s best pitching staff in the first round of the
playoffs. The team could get even stronger with the return of Andre Ethier.
Ethier, who’s suffering from an ankle sprain, made three pinch-hit appearances in the National League
Division Series. He went 0-for-3 with a walk (that came...
ST. LOUIS -- The difference in the Cardinals' 3-2, 13-inning, four-hour, 47-minute victory over the Dodgers Friday night was very simple: The Cardinals had Carlos Beltran. The Dodgers did not.
For all of Beltran's postseason brilliance, he never has made more of an impact on one game than he did with three monumental plays in the opener of this National League Championship...
Lance Lynn will start Game 4 of the NL championship series for the St. Louis Cardinals, perhaps strengthening his case when he earned the win in Game 1.
Rookie 15-game winner Shelby Miller had also been under consideration. Miller warmed up early in Game 1 and manager Mike Matheny said Saturday he'd be available in the bullpen in Game 2. However, Miller wasn't used in the...
On Wednesday, we brought you our Minor League Player of the Year for 2013, Kolten Wong. Today, we will give you our Pitcher of the Year. Baby Bird pitchers made, and our still making, a huge impact for the big club. Michael Wacha has forgotten how to allow hits as he has only allowed 2 over the last 16 innings, including a playoff start. Trevor Rosenthal, Carlos Martinez, and Kevin...
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Alright, so I didn’t see this game – I was playing the best 18 holes of my life – so it’s hard to analyze it too much. The Dodgers find themselves in an 0-2 hole. I saw that Yasiel Puig struck out four more times.
The Dodgers, my playoff horse that I’ve strapped my oxcart to; are now facing a game three in Los Angeles against...
If game one is any indicator then the rest of the National League Championship Series should be amazing. The St. Louis Cardinals needed 13 innings to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2.
After each team scored two runs in the third inning they then played nine more innings before the Cardinals prevailed in the 13th. Pinch hitter Daniel Descalso led off the bottom of the 13th inning...
The opening game of the National League Championship Series got off to a start that many predicted, with the St. Louis Cardinals defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in 13 innings. We told you yesterday that it would be a low-scoring affair. We told you pitching would be a major factor. And we also told you that Don Mattingly would be an x-factor. All of those came true. And with...
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Kevin Kernan put together an interesting piece earlier in the week in the New York Post on Dodger baseball phenom Yasiel Puig. In his first sentence, he speculates that Puig is ready for October baseball, but wonders whether baseball is ready for Puig.
He builds his piece around what he calls the ‘Puig Philosophy,’ an aggressive, hustling brand of baseball that has endured...
National League Championship Series
Game 2 – Los Angeles Dodgers (0) at St. Louis Cardinals (1)
Cardinals lead series 2-0
The St. Louis Cardinals must be feeling very good about themselves as they head to Los Angeles up 2-0 in the National League Championship Series and their experienced ace, Adam Wainwright, has yet to step foot on the mound.
The Cardinals rookie...