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BBTN: Mark Teixeira on Dave Roberts and Clayton Kershaw. Plus, Todd Radom brings the ballpark tour to a close at Sahlen Field in Buffalo
Mark Teixeira joins Buster to discuss the regular season-feel to the postseason with teams playing every day, Bryce Wilson attacking the strike zone, Dave Roberts leaving Clayton Kershaw out too long, Kershaw’s legacy, the ying and yang of watching Dusty Baker and the Astros, expectations for the upcoming free agent market, and what he would do with Gary Sanchez this offseason (13:24). Later, the pod’s ballpark tour ends as Todd Radom and the guys visit Sahlen Field in Buffalo and knock out one last weekly quiz (26:42).
We look at the top priorities for clubs that got an early start on their hot stove seasons.
Dan Shulman joins Buster to discuss a marathon day of baseball, a spectacular game between the Yankees and Indians, the competitive arrogance of the Rays, Carlos Correa embracing his inner villain, the Twins’ 18-straight playoff losses, and Dinelson Lamet and Mike Clevinger going down for San Diego (13:50). Later, Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game with notes on the A’s winner-take-all losing streak, the strikeouts in Reds-Braves and Minnesota’s postseason futility (33:29).
New York knocked out Cleveland in a wild one, the Braves won in style, and the Twins and Jays are gone. Here's all the info on MLB's eight-game frenzy.
Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays won a postseason series for the first time in 12 years, overpowering the young Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Wednesday to finish a two-game sweep of their AL wild-card matchup.
It's great that Toronto got a taste of the postseason, but the Jays will need to address some issues in order to get back.
BBTN: Karl Ravech recaps the first day of the postseason and Hembo previews the first round of NL series
Karl Ravech joins Buster to discuss the Yankees shelling Shane Bieber, the Astros surviving against the Twins despite appearing to be on the ropes, Yuli Gurriel signing a one-year deal to stay in Houston, the Rays being the Rays making hitters miss and the White Sox impressing after limping into the playoffs (9:51). Plus, Hembo drops by to give his keys to each of the NL series (26:52).
With the National League side of the bracket starting up, every team in the 16-team field is in action. Here's what you need to know.
The MLB playoffs are underway! Here's what went down in each of Tuesday's four American League matchups.
Blake Snell took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays opened the playoffs Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
What's the most likely upset? Can anybody beat the Dodgers? Which players should you expect to remember from this October? We answer all this and more.
First baseman Rowdy Tellez is on the Toronto Blue Jays' roster for their first-round playoff series against Tampa Bay after recovering from a strained right knee that had sidelined him since Sept. 8.
David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss why the Red Sox would be crazy not to bring Alex Cora back, the duel between Shane Bieber and Gerrit Cole, Jesús Luzardo starting for the A’s in game one, the Blue Jays’ pitching strategy, and if the Twins can snap its 16-game postseason losing streak (7:36). Plus, Hembo drops by to give his keys to each of the AL series (26:52).
It's playoff time! Tuesday's four American League openers feature an ace showdown, a big test for the Astros and much more.
Eric and Tristan review the 2020 season and discuss how the results from 2020 will impact their 2021 rankings.
Who are the best young superstars in the MLB playoffs? We rank the top 25.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Charlie Montoyo will have Shoemaker start Game 1 against the Rays and Ryu Game 2. Montoyo: "They are one of the best teams in baseball, so we have to be creative. Our ace will be pitching the second game, but they got like four aces over there!"
Is this the year the Dodgers win their first title since 1988? Who will make the World Series from a tight AL field? Here are our postseason picks.
Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss if the Red Sox will hire Alex Cora after firing Ron Roenicke, if Dave Dombrowski is a lock to be the newest GM of the Angels, what’s next for the Phillies, why there’s no excuse for the Mets missing the playoffs and the most intriguing postseason matchups (6:44). Then, Sarah Langs stops by to play The Numbers game with notes on the baby Blue Jays, Juan Soto’s batting title and the best pitcher on the planet (27:06).
Best- and worst-case scenarios, odds for every matchup, October heroes, surprising stats and bold predictions as our MLB experts get you ready.
Sixteen teams! A first round in which absolutely anything is possible. Buckle up: It's going to be a wild ride.
It came down to the final day, but the playoff picture is finally clear. Here's how it looks.
The Toronto Blue Jays are set to face the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round of the postseason after losing to the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 on Sunday in their regular season finale.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
The New York Yankees will limp into the playoffs with the fifth seed and will play the 4th seeded team in the AL Central with the Toronto Blue Jays losing to the Baltimore Orioles. The Blue Jays will play at Tampa Bay in the Wild Card round.