With most of the division races decided, or on the cusp of being so, all that is left is the matter of a couple of Wild Card races, and determining who will grab home-field advantage through the first two rounds of the postseason. …read more
Vin Scully’s final game behind the mic at Dodger Stadium was a memorable one, as the Dodgers clinched the NL West with a 4-3 win over the Rockies, fueled by a 10th-inning walkoff homer from Charlie Culberson. The legendary announcer has already said he won’t be calling any Dodger postseason action, so the final three games of Scully’s 67-year career will come on September 30-October 2, when the Dodgers head to San Francisco for the last three games of the regular season.
Some stray items from around baseball…
- 2016 is quietly on pace to be one of the …read more
The Indians have a chance to clinch the American League East tonight when they open a four-game series on the road against the Tigers, who are in contention for an AL Wild Card spot. …read more
David Ross and Jon Lester combined to lead the Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night to set a franchise record in home wins at Wrigley Field at 57. It also was Chicago’s 99th win overall, tops in the Major Leagues. St. Louis remained a half-game out of the NL Wild Card picture. …read more
On the night of June 26, when Clayton Kershaw made his final start before hitting the disabled list, the Dodgers trailed the Giants by eight games in the National League West. …read more
At just 22 years old, Corey Seager has emerged as the Dodgers’ best player and perhaps one of the best players in the National League. The way Seager has played so far beyond his age in 2016, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he led his team to its biggest win of the season Sunday.
Back on August 16, I posted a forecast of which free agents could receive qualifying offers from their teams this offseason. Michael Saunders was listed as one of my “easy calls” to receive the one-year, $16.7MM contract, with one important caveat. Saunders, at that point, had been in a month-long slump, so I noted that the Blue Jays could re-consider issuing Saunders a QO if his slump continued, given his lack of track record as an upper-tier hitter.
Well, fast-forward six weeks and Saunders’ bat has yet to wake up. In 27 games …read more
At the end of the day, Vin Scully asked the crowd to indulge him a personal moment. This is how he would leave Dodger Stadium on Sunday afternoon for the final time as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. …read more
Not since the last Dodgers World Series squad of 1988 has Vin Scully called a more improbable first-place team than the 2016 edition, which clinched a fourth consecutive division title Sunday. …read more