- Bill Chastain answers what Blake Snell’s Cy Young chances are to him, plus more in his weekly mailbag.
- Another tremendous video from the Rays media team, this time highlighting the exciting final at-bats of the 2018 Rays season.
- Former Rays SP Nathan Eovaldi pitched yet another gem against the Yankees, in an absolutely embarrassing blow out in the Bronx.
- Our very own Jim Turvey had a question answered on Effectively Wild, and it was about David Price and the biggest gaps between regular season and postseason ERA.
Around the League:
- The Yankees got absolutely destroyed by Boston in New York, for the most lopsided loss in franchise postseason history.
- Angel Hernandez had himself another terrible night, and is up to multiple overturned calls in just this Yankees v Red Sox series. With more awful blown calls, it let loose the parade of Angel Hernandez jokes from all over: former players, history jokes, straight top rope slams from writers, and some good old fashioned double dissing.
- In that same game, TBS unveiled a broadcast angle late in the game because I guess why not? It was a strange angle and I immediately hated it, but it did show off all the empty seats as Yankee fans left early.
- What those fans missed by leaving early is Postseason Position Player Pitching! which is a sign of how well things went for the Yanks.
- Now with the big asterisk of it coming off of a backup catcher pitching, Brock Holt is the first player to hit for the Cycle in the postseason.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to the NLCS, eliminating the Braves. That’s the good news for the Dodgers right not, but there is some very serious potentially legally very bad trouble as Sheryl Ring explains at Fangraphs.
- The Astros finished off their sweep of the Cleveland Indians in comfortable fashion, as George Springer added two more postseason HRs (tying Barry Bonds at 9) to his already phenomenal postseason career.
- The postseason update stands, with one half of the ALCS is set with Houston, and the NLCS is set with Dodgers v Brewers.