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This Date In Royals History–October 21, 1980

1980: Steve Carlton handcuffed the Royals, allowing just four hits in seven innings while striking out seven, as the Phillies captured a World Series title by defeating the Royals 4-1 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.The Phillies won the Series four games to two. It was appropriate that the final game was won by Philadelphia pitching and the bat of Mike Schmidt, who was named...
Via Pine Tar Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Cain wins ALCS MVP

A few years ago, Lorenzo Cain was a young and talented player who was sent to the Royals in the "Zack Greinke trade." And now, after the Royals swept the Orioles in the ALCS, Cain is the American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player for 2014. The announcement was made shortly after the Royals beat the Orioles, 2-1, taking the best-of-seven series, four games...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pair in Greinke trade coming up Royal in ballclub's turnaround

BALTIMORE — Many baseball observers point to the James Shields trade in December 2012 as the defining move of this chapter in Kansas City Royals history. That’s true, to an extent: By acquiring an ace only two years away from free agency, general manager Dayton Moore unofficially announced the start of his team’s window to make the playoffs. But as the Royals have seized a...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How Did That Dodger Bullpen Get So Bad?

In Game 1 of the NLDS, Don Mattingly left in Clayton Kershaw to absorb a beating in part because he didn’t trust his bullpen. In Game 2, he lifted Zack Greinke, only to watch veteran J.P. Howell give a lead away. In Game 3, he rode Hyun-jin Ryu as far as he felt was realistic […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey delivers postseason hype as Cardinals win 3-1, lead NLDS 2-1

Earlier Monday afternoon before Game 3 in St. Louis, as expected, the Dodgers announced Clayton Kershaw will start Tuesday’s Game 4 on three days rest, and Zack Greinke pitching Game 5 (if necessary) Thursday in Los Angeles. That would mean the Dodgers could throw Kershaw and Greinke four times in this NLDS. So, Game 3 would essentially mean a must-win game for the Cardinals. And...
Via Cardinals Farm
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Wrong With J.P. Howell?

The story of Game 2 of the NLDS was largely about whether Don Mattingly should or shouldn’t have yanked Zack Greinke. It’s not a question anyone would have been asking if J.P. Howell had done his job, which was to get out lefties Oscar Taveras and Matt Carpenter. He didn’t, and so Mattingly’s choice became a big focal point. It’s understandable that the manager is going...
Via Dodgers Digest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Still Well-Positioned To Win NLDS

The St. Louis Cardinals dropped Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Saturday to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but they still have many reasons to be optimistic about the ultimate outcome of the best-of-five series. Not that it will be easy by any means. The 2014 National League playoffs are loaded with high-quality opponents, and the Dodgers are as stocked as any team in...
Via i70baseball
15 days ago  |  Discuss

No Lack-ey Of Drama Tonight

The Cardinals are back on home turf.  The crowd tonight will be overwhelming red instead of the blue and white of the first two games.  While St. Louis is in a good position, they were so achingly close to being so much better off. You know all about Game 2 by now, of course.  How Zack Greinke did a better Clayton Kershaw impression [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Inside Zack Greinke’s Season-Saving Start

Last night’s game for the Dodgers was a must-win, and the Dodgers won. We’ll all remember J.P. Howell faltering and Matt Kemp delivering the lead in the bottom of the eighth, but Zack Greinke‘s fantastic start should not be overlooked. Greinke pitched seven innings, didn’t allow a run, and only allowed two hits. He struck out seven batters and walked two. I think the raw...
Via Dodgers Digest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp’s Late Home Run Gives Dodgers Win, Evens Series With Cardinals

LOS ANGELES — Matt Kemp skipped down the first base line, watching his drive fly while calling out to the ball, trying to coax it to stay fair. Once it sailed inside the foul pole and landed in the lower left field seats, he had salvaged a victory for the Los Angeles Dodgers after their bullpen almost gave it away. Kemp hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, lifting...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers salvage a split at home

Saturday night’s game was considerably better than Friday night’s game for the Los Angeles Dodgers. After Friday’s seventh inning meltdown, many wondered how the Dodgers would come back a day later and fare against Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals. Had they dropped game two, they would have had to travel to St. Louis down 0-2 in the series, which obviously is not ideal...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals attempt late-game rally but Dodgers even series with 3-2 win

LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kemp yanked the Dodgers from the depths of despair with one swing. Kemp hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, lifting Los Angeles to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night and evening their NL Division Series at a game apiece. Kemp practically skipped down the first base line, appearing to coax the ball fair as it sailed inside...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 3, Cardinals 2: This Sport Is Bad For Your Health

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Are we having fun? Seriously? Is this fun? Is it? A day after Clayton Kershaw‘s Game 1 implosion, we had this: Source: FanGraphs That’s a nice walk in the park, interrupted by a thunderstorm that spits bees, and the bees spit thumbtacks. That’s a world class five-course meal, except that the fourth course is month-old milk served in a lead-painted...
Via Dodgers Digest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NLDS Game 2, Part 2: Zack Greinke’s game, so far

We’re through 5 1/2 innings, and it’s been the Zack Greinke show in Chavez Ravine tonight. He’s absolutely dealing and contributing on offense (2-for-2, run scored). He also contributed on the base paths by kinda avoiding a tag by Cardinals’ second baseman Kolten Wong. He tagged Greinke with an empty glove. The play was challenged by Don Mattingly, and Greinke was awarded...
Via Dodgers Digest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals @ Dodgers Oct. 4, 2014: NLDS Game 2, Lynn vs. Greinke

OK, things can’t possibly be worse than last night. The thing that is most baffling is that, despite Mike’s great breakdown earlier today, there was no logical way of explaining the events of Friday. But let’s move on. Cardinals Dodgers 6:37 p.m. Los Angeles 3B Carpenter 2B Gordon CF Jay CF Puig LF Holliday 1B Gonzalez ...
Via Dodgers Digest
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NL Division Series Game Thread: Giants vs Nationals, 5:30 PM, Cardinals vs Dodgers, 9:30 PM

Courtesy of ESPN Game 1 San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals Satuday, Oct. 4, 5:30 PM, Fox Sports 1 Tim Hudson (9-13, 3.57) vs. Jordan Zimmerman (14-5, 2.66)  The Nationals will try to bounce back from a tough game one loss to the Giants on Saturday, sending their 14-game winner Jordan Zimmerman to the mound against the third man in the rotation, Tim Hudson, for the Giants...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers turn to Greinke to even NLDS against Cards

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers are turning to Zack Greinke to even up their National League Division Series against St. Louis. Greinke had the best start of his postseason career in Game 1 of last year's NLCS against the Cardinals. The right-hander allowed two runs and four hits while striking out a playoff career-high 10 in eight innings. He didn't get a decision after the...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Lance Lynn is due for some run support

Zack Greinke and Lance Lynn both have an inconsistent postseason history. The playoff starts they have won, however, have come exclusively against the opponents they're about to face. The two take the mound Saturday night in Los Angeles for Game 2 with the St. Louis Cardinals seeking a commanding lead in the NL division series. Greinke (17-8, 2.71 ERA) faces the brunt of the...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals-Dodgers Preview

Zack Greinke and Lance Lynn both have an inconsistent postseason history. The playoff starts they have won, however, have come exclusively against the opponents they're about to face. The two take the mound Saturday night in Los Angeles for Game 2 with the St. Louis Cardinals seeking a commanding lead in the NL division series. Greinke (17-8, 2.71 ERA) faces the brunt of the...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies end season with a loss

LA Dodgers 10, Colorado 5 When: 4:10 PM ET, Sunday, September 28, 2014 Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California Temperature: 73° Umpires: Home – Mike Estabrook, 1B – Manny Gonzalez, 2B – Jim Reynolds, 3B – Fieldin Culbreth Attendance: By SportsDirect Inc. Dodgers 10, Rockies 5: Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer and Zack Greinke tuned up for the playoffs by winning...
Via Mile High Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies @ Dodgers Sept. 28, 2014: Meaningless regular-season finale

Well, we made. From the first two games in Australia, to the now-predictable early season struggles to a National League West division title for a second consecutive year, the Dodgers close out the regular season portion of their schedule against the Rockies. Rockies Dodgers 1:10 p.m. Los Angeles RF Blackmon 2B Barney 3B Ynoa CF Puig...
Via Dodgers Digest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers are the 2014 NL West Champions

The Los Angeles Dodgers play roughly six miles, or an hour drive in LA traffic, away from Hollywood. Wednesday night’s Dodger game gave fans the Hollywood ending to an incredible National League West race. On June 7, USA Today writer Bob Nightengale crowned the San Francisco Giants as champions of the NL West. Nightengale called the Dodgers a “dead team walking” and said that...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants @ Dodgers Sept. 23, 2014: Runs will be rare in matchup of aces

It sucks to invest as much time with a game like last night only to have it end in a loss. The stress and the blood pressure-raising pitches and managerial decisions are enough to take years off one’s life. Tonight’s game probably won’t be any different (and it isn’t even a playoff game!). Giants Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles CF Blanco 2B...
Via Dodgers Digest
28 days ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–September 23, 2008

2008: The Royals belted three home runs in the first four innings, then rode Zack Greinke’s seven shutout innings to a 5-0 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit.It took just two hitters for the Royals to take the lead, as Mike Aviles homered against Tigers starter Freddy Garcia with one out and no one on in the first inning.The Royals enjoyed a three-run fourth inning...
Via Pine Tar Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential Pitcher Duels: Sept. 23–28

Every week in Major League Baseball there are a handful of excellent pitching matchups for fans to keep an eye on. These are just some of the games to keep an eye on in the week to come: Madison Bumgarner (L-SFG) vs. Zack Greinke (R-LAD), Tim Hudson (R-SFG) vs. Clayton Kershaw (L-LAD) Tuesday, 10:00 ET, Wednesday, 10:00 ET The division isn’t settled, but it’s awfully close...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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