Category Archives: Postseason

KC wins Series in 5 games

The Kansas City Royals scored two runs in the top of the ninth to tie it up, then added five in the twelfth to beat the Mets 7-2 in Game 5 of the World Series last night. With the win, the Royals are the champions, four games to one.

It is the second title for KC, following one that they won in 1985.

Curtis Granderson homered in the bottom of the first for the Mets, and the Mets added another run in the sixth. Matt Harvey was shutting down KC. All seemed good for the Mets as far as surviving the night.

But in the ninth, Harvey faltered and KC tied it up.

Then came the five-run outburst in the 12th, Lorenzo Cain capping it with a bases-loaded 3-run double.

Catcher Salvador Perez was named WS MVP.

Game 4. Late Rally puts KC one win away.

The Kansas City Royals scored three times in the eighth inning to beat the New York Mets 5-3 Saturday night in Game 4 of the World Series. The win puts KC up three games to one in the World Series. The Royals are looking for their second world championship and first since 1985.

Michael Conforto hit two solo HR for the Mets.

KC can wrap it up with a win tonight.

WS Game 3. Mets win, 9-3.

Mets’ captain David Wright, who missed most of this year due to spinal stenosis, hit a 2-run HR and drove in 4 runs in the Mets 9-3 win in Game 3 of the World Series last night.

Game 4 is tonight in NY. The Kansas City Royals lead the New York Mets, two games to one.

Bud Black is expected to be named the new manager of the Washington Nationals soon.

Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutcheon won the Roberto Clemente Award for community service.

WS Game 2: Cueto’s 2-hitter puts KC 2 up.

Johnny Cueto threw a CG 2-hitter, and KC beat the Mets 7-1 to go up two games to none in the World Series.

Both hits the Mets got were by Lucas Duda.

The Series resumes in NY on Friday night.

The relief awards were given out yesterday. The AL Mariano Award for best reliever went to Andrew Miller of the Yankees, and the NL Trevor Hoffman award to Mark Melancon of the Pirates.

WS Game 1 goes to KC in 14, 5-4.

If the rest of the World Series is as good as Game 1, we’ll have a great one. An inside-the-park HR (first since 1929), a HR in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, a 14-inning, 5-4 KC win. Wow.

Kansas City won Game 1 5-4 in 14 innings over the Mets. Game 2 is tonight. deGrom vs. Cueto. May the best hair win.

Apparently Derek Jeter is now engaged to model Hannah Davis.

C Gary Sanchez has been raking in the Arizona Fall League. 8 games, has hit in all 8, 5 HR.

Sorry for the late postings. Overtime, computer problems, and now sick.

Sorry, again. I should add that the Royals’ starter lost his father before the game and didn’t find out until after he was removed from the game.

KC repeats as AL Champ, to face Mets in WS

The Kansas City Royals repeated as AL Champions, defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Friday night to win the ALCS in six games.

The Royals, of course, lost last year’s WS to the Giants in 7 games.

One HR, by Moustakas of KC, was controversial when it appeared that a fan may have reached over and interfered. It was close. MLB should do something about fences like KC’s and Philly’s were there is a fence and then some funky railing or flowerbed, etc.. It’s a bit confusing. Just have the fence, no funky decoration. Then you aren’t determining did it clear this, not that, etc. You just go by did it clear or not.

I’m kind of glad Toronto lost. I don’t care for hot dogs like Bautista and Encarnacion.

Bautista did hit two homers in the loss.

Alcides Escobar was named ALCS MVP.

From 1976-1980, the Royals and Yankees played each other four times in five years in the ALCS, and the series were classics. Now it’s KC/NY again, but this time against the Mets in the World Series.

Don Mattingly and the Dodgers have parted ways. Donnie Baseball may not have to wait long for another managerial job. Besides the Dodgers, other teams who have let their managers go and who are looking for a new one are the Marlins, Mariners and Nationals. (Updated: I didn’t see that the Mariners hired a new manager yesterday.) Some Yankees fans would like Donnie back with the Yanks as hitting coach. Although it’d be nice, I cannot see it. When the Yankees let Joe Torre go as manager after 2007, Donnie was interviewed for the job along with Tony Pena and Joe Girardi. Girardi won the job. Although Pena is on Girardi’s staff, I don’t believe it is a good idea to have the two guys who competed with you for the manager’s job under you on your staff. Granted they are all professionals, but there could be too much looking over one’s shoulder. The first time the Yanks slump, people may start wondering if Mattingly would replace Girardi. That isn’t good for team chemistry and morale.

I’ve always thought that Hideki Matsui would make a great hitting coach, but the language barrier would be a problem. Some former players whose names are being tossed around include Raul Ibanez and Chili Davis.

In the Arizona Fall League, Gary Sanchez has been raking so far.

We’ll see if this one will be a classic. On paper, it appears the Mets have the starting pitching edge, but KC the bullpen edge.

The WS starts Tuesday night.

Mets sweep Cubs to make Series; Jays stay alive

The Mets are going to the World Series for the first time since losing to the Yankees in 2000. They completed a four-game sweep of the Cubs by beating them 8-3 on Wednesday night.

For the Cubs, they haven’t been to a WS since 1945 and haven’t won one since 1908, and the legend of Murphy the Billy Goat, and the curse continues.

Worse yet, it was a Murphy who won the NLCS MVP. Daniel Murphy homered in his sixth consecutive postseason game, a record.

Lucas Duda had a HR and 5 RBI in the game.

For manager Terry Collins, his first WS after a long wait.

In the AL, Toronto stayed alive by beating KC 7-1. KC got just four hits in the game, and Toronto SS Troy Tulowitzki drove in 3 runs.

KC still leads the series three games to two. The ALCS resumes Friday night in Kansas City.