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WS Game 6. Take it to the limit. Washington forces a Game 7 with a 7-2 win.

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Never, in the history of the four major sports, has a road team won the first six games of a series (of course, football doesn’t have a best of 7).

Until now. Washington beat Houston 7-2 Tuesday night to force a seventh and deciding game tonight (Wednesday). The road team has won every game in the WS so far.

Anthony Rendon had three hits, inc. a 2-run HR, and drove in 5 runs. The HR came after a controversial call that went against the Nats and got manager Dave Martinez ejected—the first manager ejected from a WS game since Bobby Cox of Atlanta in Game 6 of the 1996 WS.

For Justin Verlander, another WS loss. The future HOF pitcher is now 0-6 in the World Series. ROY, CYA, MVP, 3 no-hitters, but no WS victory.

Stephen Strasburg went 8 1/3 IP for the win.

Besides Rendon, Adam Eaton and Juan Soto homered for Washington. Alex Bregman hit one for Houston.

Max Scherzer, who missed his Game 5 start because of a neck injury, apparently feels better after getting a cortisone shot and is expected to start Game 7 for Washington. He’ll be opposed by Houston’s Zack Greinke.

 

 

NLCS Game 1: Washington shuts out St. Louis 2-0 on a 1-hitter.

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The Washington Nationals took game 1 of the NLCS, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on a one-hitter.

The only Cardinals hit was by PH Jose Martinez with two outs in the eighth inning.

Washington starter Anibal Sanchez was then removed from the game.

Howie Kendrick and Yan Gomes each had two hits and an RBI for the Nationals.

Game 2 of the NLCS will be at 4 PM today.

The ALCS between the Yankees and Astros begins tonight. Game 1 at 8 PM.


Sammy Taylor, a C who was on the 1962 Mets, died at the age of 86. Taylor played for the Cubs (1958-1962), Mets (1962-1963), Reds (1963) and Indians (1963). His best year was when he hit 13 HR for the 1959 Cubs. He hit .222-3-20 in 68 games for those 1962 Mets. For his career, he hit .245 with 33 HR, OPS+ 84.

Dodgers and Braves go up 2-1 in their NLDS’s.

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The Dodgers put up a 7-spot in the top of the sixth and beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 to go up two games to one in their NLDS. The Nationals had Patrick Corbin, the Game 1 starter and losing pitcher, come out of the bullpen, and it was a disaster, Corbin giving up six runs in just 2/3 of an inning.  Justin Turner had a 3-run HR in that inning. Ex-Yankee Russell Martin had a 2-run HR in the ninth for LA, and 4 RBI for the game.

So far in the postseason, the Nationals have used Strasburg (WC game), Scherzer (Game 2 NLDS) and Corbin (Game 3 NLDS) out of the bullpen as well as starters. It obviously didn’t work last night with Corbin.

In the other NLDS, Former starter turned closer Carlos Martinez, who almost blew Game 1 for St Louis, giving up 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth when the Cardinals had a 4-run lead, DID blow Game 3. He came in with the Cardinals leading 1-0 in the top of the ninth, and gave up 3 runs—all with two out— as the Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis, 3-1, to go up two games to one in their series.

There could be four advances today if LA and Atlanta win, and Houston and the Yankees sweep their series by each winning Game 3 today.

Houston @ Tampa Bay 1 PM MLB Network
Atlanta @ St. Louis 3 PM TBS
LA @ Washington 6:40 PM TBS
YANKEES @ Minnesota 8:40 PM  FS1

All times Eastern.

 

 

 

Minor League Report. Trenton throws one-hitter, loses 1-0.

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AAA: SWB (48-35) won 4-0. DH Tyler Wade (.301) 2 hits. RF Trey Amburgey solo HR. 2B Wendell Rijo 2 RBI.

Espinal (W, 4-7, 4.24) 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 9 K.
Ort 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  3.97
Harvey 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.60

Logan Morrison did opt out of his contract.

AA: Trenton (45-35) lost both games of a DH.

Reg. Sched. game: Lost 7-1. SS Kyle Holder 2 hits.

Makeup of 4/20: Lost 1-0 despite pitching a one-hitter. Trenton only got two hits themselves.

Talk about a tough-luck loss!

Nelson (L, 2-2, 3.78) 6 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 W, 11 K.

High A: Tampa (35-45) won 9-2. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, 5 RBI, 3-run HR. 1B Steven Sensley 2 hits, 3 RBI, 3-run HR. 3B/1B Jose Martinez 2 hits, RBI.

Frank German 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 5 W, 6 K.

Low A: Charleston (43-40) lost 10-0, getting just three hits.

Cortijo (L, 3-1, 1.93) 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K.   Then the relievers blew up.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: Didi Gregorius rehab for SWB : DH, 0 for 4. Taking a while to get his stroke back.  1 for 16 on rehab.

SWB (30-21) lost 6-5 to Lehigh Valley. Joe Harvey’s 4 walks in the top of the ninth cost the Railriders the game. 2B/SS Breyvic Valera 2 hits. (.441). LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits, 4 RBI, 3-run HR. CF Billy Burns 2 hits. Starter Randall Delgado 6 IP, 2 R.

AA: Trenton (32-20) lost 4-1. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 hits (.329). 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, RBI. RF Matt Lipka 2 hits.

High A:  Tampa (23-32) lost 7-3. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 RBI, solo HR.

Low A: Charleston (30-26) won 5-0. 3B Max Burt 2 hits, solo HR.

Nolan Martinez (W, 1-0, 1.15) 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 W, 4 K.
McGarity 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.57

Minor League Report. Didi HRs, moving rehab to AAA Tuesday.

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AAA: SWB (26-19) won 11-6, hitting 4 HR. SS Tyler Wade 2 hits, RBI. DH Mike Ford 2 hits, 2 RBI, solo HR. RF/1B Ryan McBroom 2 hits, solo HR. 1B Logan Morrison 2 hits, 3 RBI, 3-run HR. LF Trey Amburgey 2 RBI, solo HR.

AA: Trenton (26-19) lost 6-2. 3B Manny Alvarez 2 hits, RBI.

High A: Tampa (21-28) lost 3-1, getting their only run on a Didi Gregorius HR. Didi was 2 for 4 as the DH and will now head to AAA SWB (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre) on Tuesday to continue his rehab. He could be back with the Yanks in a week to 10 days.

Low A: Charleston (27-23) down 3-0 in the bottom of the seventh, scored 5x to win 5-3. 2B Kyle Gray 2 hits in the game, a triple and a 2-run HR.   1B Mickey Gasper 3 hits. C Eduardo Navas 2 RBI. Starter Nolan Martinez 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 7 K.

No logo for Mussina; Umpire McKean dies.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

As what could be expected for someone who spent his HOF career almost even split between two franchises (10 years with Baltimore, 8 with the Yankees), Mike Mussina has decided to not have a logo on his cap on his HOF plaque.

The late Roy Halladay won’t either. In a somewhat surprising decision, his family decided no logo either. It was expected that Halladay may have a Blue Jay logo on his cap since he spent 12 years in Toronto, and 4 with the Phillies.

Mariano Rivera and Edgar Martinez only played for the Yankees and Mariners, respectively.

It was mentioned that Rivera will be the eighth HOF whose playing career was solely with the Yankees (Derek Jeter will be #9 next year). The others are Whitey Ford, Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Phil Rizzuto, Earle Combs, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle.

Veterans’ Committee choices Harold Baines and Lee Smith, both of whom played for various teams, will both be representing Chicago: Baines the White Sox, Smith the Cubs.

Former MLB umpire Jim McKean passed away at the age of 73. He umpired in 3 WS, 1979, 1985 and 1995.