It's going to be beautiful. Asked whether he wants to stay, he quickly replied: "Of course". Luis Severino had another abbreviated start in Houston and Aaron Judge struck out two more times to match a major league record for strikeouts in a postseason before a towering home run in the Yankees' 7-1 loss in Game 6 on Friday night. He's incredibly focused, locked in during games and emptied his tank tonight. There's a workout and media day on Monday in Dodger Stadium before Game 1 starts Tuesday night. And to think, what if Cubs third basemen Kris Bryant's slip in the grass of the infield on the final out had affected the throw enough to sail past Anthony Rizzo? "It'll be a good series for us". Don't rule that out just yet.
His son understood. If this was the best it ever gets for Lance McCullers Jr., it was quite a night.
He was out of the game by 1996, when the Yankees opened their spring training ballpark, Legends Field (now Steinbrenner Field), near the family's home in Tampa. They moved to the A.L.in 2013. It's a race to four wins now.
Cashman, the GM since 1998 - his contract is up at the end of the month, but he is expected to be back - frequently has said that when it comes to his club, regardless of how things may look, "I'm never comfortable". He's been rolling lately, with a 2.13 ERA and 12.3 K/9 in seven starts and 38 innings since September 1, never allowing more than two runs.
"It happened one night in Detroit", McCullers Sr. said on the field after Game 7. He'd had injury issues with his hamstring but he has really stayed relatively healthy this season and was a double-digit winner.
Through eight playoff games, the Dodgers bullpen has been truly dominant, with a 0.94 ERA and 32 strikeouts against only two walks. "I threw against the Royals and threw great for four innings or so". So does A.J. Hinch, who's giving him a second start in this ALCS. The warning will be in effect through Wednesday. This is an "all hands on deck" day at Minute Maid Park. Los Angeles hit their stride in early June, and went on a sublime 52-9 stretch that propelled them to 90 wins with a week left to play in August. "I hope we get to see him pitch again". There is always work to be done. The Yankees bullpen is solid and probably has the edge of the Astros in this category.
Mets secure Callaway • The New York Mets agreed to a three-year managerial contract with Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway, according to a person familiar with the decision. I love it when the roof is closed because it is a factor.
Frustrating as that may have been, it was hard not to see the silver lining of the young core of talent the Yankees are built around. Hollywood Walk of Fame vs. Texans who wear the star.
So there you have it Astros and KPRC Channel 2 fans. He has not been in vintage form since returning, serving up 11 gopher balls in 51 innings while posting a 3.52 ERA, but for the first time during the team's run of five straight NL West titles, the suddenly bullpen-rich Dodgers didn't have to deploy him on short rest in the Division Series or wring every last drop of his reserve in the seventh inning.
Because a chance to win a ring doesn't come very often - these teams, which have already played more than 700 games against each other over the years, already know that.