The Blue Jays phenom might be marking time until he makes his MLB debut, but he isn't the only prospect on the rise in the AFL.
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Will the Yankees make a big free-agent splash this offseason? Can the young Braves build on their success? We look at what comes next for the four division series losers.
Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Boston's blowout of the Yankees, the Astros playing the respect card, the Dodgers taking care of the Braves and more (2:10). Plus, TBS' Brian Anderson weighs in on calling Red Sox-Yankees as well as what he expects from the Brewers for the remainder of the postseason (24:49). Finally, Sarah Langs plays "The Numbers Game" (42:21).
Before hearing from J.D. Martinez (23:32) & Dave Roberts (26:51), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss the Brewers' dominance & more (:57). Plus, Andrea Pelkey on her viral video of Aaron Judge (17:38), and Todd Radom's #ThirtyUnis examines the Mets (29:15).
Buster recaps all of Sunday's MLB action including the Brewers completing the sweep of the Rockies, the Braves living to fight another day against the Dodgers and more.
The Brewers completed a convincing three-game sweep in the National League Division Series and earned just their second trip to the NLCS since 1982.
Catcher Erik Kratz kept up his torrid hitting and the Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0 in Game 3 to sweep their NL Division Series.
Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
From Coors Field, today's batting practice HR leaders: Holliday, COL......9 Yelich, MIL...........8 Aguilar, MIL.........7 Braun, MIL..........6 Iannetta, COL........6 Arcia, MIL............5 Shaw, MIL............5 Gonzalez, COL....4 Broxton, MIL.......3 Moustakas, MIL..3 Perez, MIL...........3 (Arenado didn't take BP on the field.)
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Fantastic detailed explanation from Charlie Blackmon on the misconceptions of playing at Coors Field: "Coors Field is a unique challenge. Nobody else in the game faces what we go through. At elevation, you're consistently exposed to less oxygen. You don't recover as well over the course of 162 games. It's more likely that you're going to get hurt, wear down, lose weight, get sick, those types of things. That's not including what it does to the actual game of baseball. The balls move differently at Coors Field, whether they be pitched balls, thrown balls, hit balls. The ball has less air at Coors Field, which is different than every other park. So when we play at home, home games, we get very used to what the ball does, and at such a high level, small percentage changes in what the ball does is a big difference. If I were to just be a 10 percent better hitter, that adds like 20, 30 points on your batting average. That's significant, right? Well, if the ball does 10 percent something different here versus somewhere else, it's a big adjustment for players playing such a high level in May. If you get used to playing at home and then you go to San Francisco, which is the complete opposite end of the spectrum, it's going to be a tough adjustment to make, and vice versa. So I think people don't give that aspect of it enough credit and how hard it is to adjust going from home-road. And it's not just hitters. You'll see pitchers. Watch pitchers come out tomorrow. And the first time they throw a breaking ball, it's going to spin and be up high and not have a lot of good shape on it. And then when you see guys go on the road, the first breaking ball they throw after being in Denver, it seems like they spike it in the dirt. It changes the feel of the game a little bit. But at the same time, we're Big League players. You've got to figure it out. Nobody cares because it's all about results. It's our job to overcome that. That's the long answer."
Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
Nolan Arenado talks about returning home to Coors Field, where the Rockies' .852 OPS is nearly 200 points higher than on the road. Colorado faces elimination today in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Brewers.
As both the Dodgers and Brewers bid to close things out with three-game sweeps, here's everything you need to know about Sunday's NLDS matchups.
The Rockies will need to break out of their postseason offensive funk if they want stave off elimination against the Brewers.
Jhoulys Chacin and the Milwaukee bullpen kept in control, Mike Moustakas contributed two more big hits and the Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 4-0 on Friday for a commanding 2-0 lead in their NL Division Series.
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
Both the Brewers and Rockies clarified some of their pitching plans for when the series shifts to Denver on Sunday. The Rockies will start German Marquez in Game 3 and Kyle Freeland in Game 4. Meanwhile, Milwaukee will go with Wade Miley in Game 3 but manager Craig Counsell indicated if Miley is needed out of the bullpen in Game 2, they would go with another route in Game 3: "That's what we're going with. If we have to use Wade today, we have a different scenario we can put into action, and we'll do that, but that's the plan."
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss big wins for the Brewers and Dodgers, look ahead to the weekend and more (2:15). Plus, E:60 producer Max Brodsky joins Buster to discuss their feature on Carlos Correa (29:40).
Buster recaps Thursday's MLB action including a walk-off win for the Brewers, a dominant game for the Dodgers and more. Plus, a look ahead to Friday's games.
Mike Moustaksas scored MVP front-runner Christian Yelich with a two-out single in the 10th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers bounced back to beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 to open their NL Division Series on Thursday.
Whether he's ripping home runs or working for walks, MVP-in-waiting Christian Yelich continues to give the opposition fits. Just ask the Rockies.
Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson will start Game 2 of the NLDS vs. the Brewers, who were 24-19 against left-handed pitchers this season.
The Brewers' bullpen and lineup are potent, while the Rockies have a big home edge -- so here's how you should bet the NLDS.
Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about the Yankees' dominant win over the A's, his Division Series predictions & more (1:32). Plus, a post-mortem on the Cubs from Jesse Rogers (25:35), Inside Heat on the Yankees from Coley Harvey (35:29), Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (41:37), and a postseason edition of the "Power 8" (46:15).
Can the Rockies handle Christian Yelich? Will Kenley Jansen find his stuff in October? We'll find out during the NLDS.
Buster recaps the Yankees blowout win over the A's in the AL Wildcard game and looks ahead to the Divisional series.
Tim Kurkjian makes the case for a Milwaukee-Los Angeles NLCS -- and why he might be completely wrong about both teams.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Cuban shortstop Adeiny Hechavarría comes in as a defensive replacement at third base. As former Marlins Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton, it's his first postseason appearance (in his 7th year in the majors).