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Joe Maddon loses his mind after umpires overturn strikeout

Joe Maddon was ejected from Game 4 of the NLCS Wednesday after a strikeout was overturned by the umpires.Curtis Granderson was up with a runner on first and one out in the top of the eighth and his Los Angeles Dodgers trailing the Chicago Cubs 3-2.Granderson swung at a 2-2 breaking ball that bounced in the dirt and was caught by Willson Contreras. Home plate umpire Jim Wolf initially...
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Joe Maddon delivers classic quote about not pitching Wade Davis in Game 2

Joe Maddon made one of the more puzzling decisions of the MLB postseason on Sunday night when he chose not to bring closer Wade Davis into the 9th inning of a tie game, and the Chicago Cubs manager had an awesome way of explaining himself the following day.When asked on Tuesday about his questionable decision to pitch John Lackey — who gave up a three-run homer to lose the game ...
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Joe Maddon should not have gone to John Lackey in Game 2

Up until the final game of the regular season, John Lackey had never made a relief appearance during any regular season. In it — an eventual 3-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds — Lackey tossed one inning, surrendering one run (earned) on two hits and ultimately taking the loss.Of Lackey’s 28 postseason appearances, five have come in relief. In those, he’s tossed eight innings, allowing...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon explains why he did not bring Wade Davis into Game 2

Joe Maddon gave us one of the great head-scratching decisions of the postseason when he opted not to pitch Wade Davis during a tie game on Sunday and instead let John Lackey pitch in a critical situation, which backfired.Jon Lester started for the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS and went 4.2 innings, allowing one run. Carl Edwards Jr. went 1.1 scoreless innings and was followed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NLCS Preview: Why Dodgers/Cubs will be classic

Is this 2016? Because the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are once again squaring off in the National League Championship Series.These two teams reached this stage in two very different ways. The Dodgers steamrolled the Arizona Diamondbacks, ultimately sweeping the NLDS 3-0. The Cubs, on the other hand, just barely squeaked by the high-powered Washington Nationals in a five...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: National League Championship Series

The tables have turned in the upcoming edition of the National League Championship Series. In a rematch of last year’s NLCS pairing, the parallels are stunningly consistent. A year ago, the Cubs stood supreme as baseball’s best team, and held the home front down for the series. Now it is the Dodgers who are the beneficiaries of pole position in the NL, and are preparing to take on...
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Top 10 storylines for Cubs-Dodgers NLCS

After closing out the Washington Nationals in a Wild Game 5, the Chicago Cubs now turn their attention to the Los Angeles Dodgers and the NLCS.If this sounds familiar to you, it should. The same two teams met in the NLCS a season ago. This will mark the fourth time in NLCS history that we’ll get treated to a rematch.These two teams are giving us a lot to think about before this series...
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Winners and losers of Cubs NLDS victory over Nationals

After nearly five hours of baseball, the Chicago Cubs survived a winner-take-all Game 5 to defeat the Washington Nationals and move on to the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was a hard-fought series and while it was far from perfectly played, an absolutely classic deciding game. Naturally, it produced some winners and losers.Many of the Nationals’ best players fall into...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter reacts to controversial pickoff call that went against Nationals

The Nationals and Cubs battled it out in an instant classic on Thursday night, in a game that lasted over four-and-a-half hours.When it was all said and done, the Cubs won Game 5 of the National League Division Series by a 9-8 margin, and will advance to take on the Dodgers.The loss for the Nationals added to the long-standing history of playoff losses for a Washington D.C. pro sports...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Taylor smacks grand slam for Nats in Game 4

Michael Taylor delivered the big blow for the Washington Nationals in Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday.Taylor smacked a grand slam in the 8th inning against the Chicago Cubs to give his Nats a 5-0 lead: Taylor went opposite field on the grand slam, which is no easy feat. He did it with two outs and off Wade Davis, making the situation even more pressure-packed.His massive grand slam...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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