David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss why Joe Morgan was the perfect player, the White Sox basically firing Rick Renteria and if they’d considering hiring A.J. Hinch, the Braves’ no longer middling pitching, the Dodgers’ bullpen, the Rays taking control of the series, and Jose Altuve’s defense (11:37). Plus, Hembo hops on to talk about Morgan having greatest two-year stretch of any modern infielder, and his takeaways from Monday’s games (29:17).
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Padres outfielder Tommy Pham is recovering from a stabbing during an altercation Sunday night in San Diego.
Michael Kay joins Buster to discuss game five of the ALDS between the Yankees and Rays, why he’s confident in Gerrit Cole on short rest, how a win tonight will rescue Aaron Boone’s game two platooning, what he expects from Tyler Glasgow, Tampa needing Brandon Lowe to breakout and the Astros advancing to the ALCS (12:41). Later, Todd Radom hops on to talk about his new hockey (?!) book, baseball needing a polarizing villain like Houston and if the AL teams should fear the Dodgers or Braves more (24:02).
Tony Reali and the national panel discuss who's to blame in the Titans' coronavirus outbreak, last night's crazy Dodgers-Padres game, the Rays advancing to 2-1 over the Yankees in the ALDS and much more.
The Dodgers' offense, relatively dormant in these playoffs, awoke with a fury Thursday night in a 12-3 win to complete a three-game sweep of the Padres and advance to the NLCS.
Justin Turner put the Dodgers ahead with a record-breaking hit in a big inning fueled by a nice stop-gone-bad by Fernando Tatis Jr., and Los Angeles closed out a three-game NL Division Series sweep of the San Diego Padres with an 12-3 win Thursday night.
New York shut down Tampa Bay to push their series to the limit. L.A., Houston and Atlanta clinched LCS spots.
Four games, four teams with their postseasons on the line. Will New York, San Diego, Oakland or Miami stay alive?
BBTN: Karl Ravech on emotion of Dodgers-Padres, the A’s coming back from the dead and Randy Arozarena’s tear. Plus, Bill Shaikin on fans in the stands for the World Series
Karl Ravech joins Buster Olney to discuss calling games on the radio for the first time since college, the emotion of Dodgers-Padres, the A’s coming back from the dead, Randy Arozarena’s tear, second-guessing Aaron Boone’s decision to platoon his pitchers in game two and Ian Anderson’s confidence (16:19). Later, The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shaikin hops on to talk about the hunger for a title in L.A., MLB’s plan to allow fans in the stands at the World Series and the reorganization of the minor leagues (39:47).
First Take discusses what must the Cowboys change to save their season, MLB Playoff updates, Bobby Wagner season recap, and Rick Ross also joins the show.
Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams, and Zubin Mehenti begin the show discussing Cody Bellinger coming up big in the playoff game robbing Fernando Tatis Jr of a huge moment. Also, the guys break down what the Titans were or werent thinking when they broke Covid protocol. Did they know things would get this bad?
Even though it took place in near silence, Wednesday night's NLDS Game 2 cranked up the playoff intensity to full-blown, glorious levels.
Cody Bellinger homered and robbed Fernando Tatis Jr. of a go-ahead shot, and Joe Kelly got the final out with the bases loaded in a tension-filled ninth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers barely held off the San Diego Padres 6-5 Wednesday night for a...
Cody Bellinger made a catch for the ages to lift L.A., Oakland stayed alive by rallying past Houston, while Tampa Bay and Atlanta moved closer to clinching.
Last summer, after seven long years in the minors, Austin Nola decided to stop thinking about a call-up -- to just enjoy the grind. Four days later, his life changed forever.
Just when it looked as if the Padres' superstar shortstop was going to add another epic moment to his list, the reigning NL MVP stepped in with a sensational leaping grab to keep the Dodgers on top.
The Padres have removed Mike Clevinger from their NLDS roster because of an elbow injury, which means he will not be able to pitch unless San Diego makes the World Series.
Minnesota Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi joins Buster to discuss putting himself in place of a pitcher when watching the postseason, the Yankees overthinking using Deivi García as an opener, the challenge of playing without days off in a series, how to pitch to Giancarlo Stanton when he’s on a tear, why he’s not surprised the Astros are on the verge of another ALCS, Ronald Acuña Jr. getting hit and the market for his services this offseason (15:33). Plus, Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game (40:07)
All four series return to action, and there's already an elimination game on tap.
Houston is a win from the ALCS, Atlanta mopped up the Marlins, the Rays held off the Yankees, and L.A. broke through against the Padres.
It was a walk in the new park for the Los Angeles Dodgers to start the NL Division Series.
Padres manager Jayce Tingler was ejected in the sixth inning against the Dodgers while making his sixth pitching change Tuesday night.
Mike Clevinger's return to the mound for the Padres was done in the second inning of the NL Division Series opener against the Dodgers, as a drop in velocity indicated an arm injury.