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Andrew Benintendi Puts Boston One Win Away From World Series With Diving Catch

It’s certainly less-than-ideal for a team to be up less than four runs in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and an All-Star at the plate. It’s even worse when that All-Star is batting over .400 in the postseason. But that’s exactly where Craig Kimbrel was in facing Alex Bregman late Wednesday night with…

Craig Counsell Pulled His Game 5 Starter After One Batter, On Purpose Craig Counsell Pulled His Game 5 Starter After One Batter, On Purpose

Left-handed pitcher Wade Miley appeared to be the Brewers’ starter for Game 5 of the NLCS today. And technically, he was. But after Miley gave up a lead-off walk in the first, Brewers manager Craig Counsell immediately went out to the mound and gave Miley the hook, replacing him with the right-handed long reliever…

MLB Buys Astros' "We Were Only Taking Pictures Of Other Teams' Dugouts To Make Sure They Weren't Cheating" Defense MLB Buys Astros' "We Were Only Taking Pictures Of Other Teams' Dugouts To Make Sure They Weren't Cheating" Defense

In the second-pettiest looming controversy of this postseason, Houston had been accused by both the Indians and Red Sox of having a man working for the Astros standing in the camera well, using a cell phone camera to capture images of their dugouts. MLB has come out swiftly and strongly on the matter: It doesn’t care.

The Brewers Hate Manny Machado's Guts The Brewers Hate Manny Machado's Guts

Spicy times in the wee hours! A lengthy and bizarre Game 4 ended in the 13th with, of course, a Manny Machado slide. That’s not the close call the Brewers are thinking about, though.

Manny Machado's Wonderful Slide Finally Puts Everyone To Bed

The Dodgers scored a run in the first inning of tonight’s NLCS Game 4, and then the Brewers matched them with a run in the fifth, sending starter Rich Hill to go terrorize some Halloween treats in the dugout. And then, in a bizarre occurrence only rarely seen at a baseball game, a temporary black hole swallowed up…

Manny Machado Probably Kicked Jesús Aguilar's Ankle On Purpose

Manny Machado is back in the postseason spotlight for the wrong reasons. In the bottom of the 10th, the Dodger hit a grounder to shortstop for what should have been a routine out at first. Machado decided to break the routine by kicking Brewers infielder Jesús Aguilar in the ankle after he was called out.

Reports: Indians Warned Red Sox Of Astros Employee Who Took Photos Of Dugout In ALDS Reports: Indians Warned Red Sox Of Astros Employee Who Took Photos Of Dugout In ALDS

Major League Baseball is internally handling an incident from Game 1 of the American League Championship Series involving suspicious activity by a Houston Astros employee at Fenway Park, according to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe. According to the league’s investigation, the Astros employee engaged in shady behavior…

Rich Hill Surrenders Lead, Takes It Out On Candy

Dodgers starter Rich Hill pitched well in Game 4 of the NLCS tonight, but he couldn’t quite hold on to L.A.’s slim 1-0 lead, which came early off a Brian Dozier RBI single. In the fifth inning, his final frame of the game, Hill gave up a base hit to Orlando Arcia (of course), and then surrendered a pinch-hit double…

Five-Foot-Six Tony Kemp Saves Multiple Runs With A Full Extension Catch At The Wall Five-Foot-Six Tony Kemp Saves Multiple Runs With A Full Extension Catch At The Wall

Astros starter Dallas Keuchel got bailed out of a jam in spectacular fashion by his tiny left fielder, Tony Kemp, in the third inning of this afternoon’s ALCS Game 3. With the Red Sox already winning 2-1, and with runners on first and second with two down, Steve Pearce blasted a deep ball all the way back into left.

Peter Gammons's Tweets Have Gone From Nonsense To Spicy Nonsense Peter Gammons's Tweets Have Gone From Nonsense To Spicy Nonsense

Baseball writer Peter Gammons is a favorite around these parts, mostly because on Twitter he’s notorious for gems like this:

Alex Bregman Tries To Get Under Nathan Eovaldi's Skin Before Game 3 Alex Bregman Tries To Get Under Nathan Eovaldi's Skin Before Game 3

Astros third baseman Alex Bregman hasn’t recorded a hit in the ALCS, although he almost spoiled Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel’s Game 2 save and does have six walks, which gives him a perverted .000/.700/.000 slashline for the series. Maybe the video Bregman posted Monday on Instagram served two purposes: to annoy the…

Orlando Arcia Is Hilarious Orlando Arcia Is Hilarious

It was amusing when Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia, one of the very worst regular-season hitters in the league and a guy Milwaukee sent to the minors multiple times in 2018, guided them to a Game 163 victory over the Cubs with four hits. What he’s done since then is downright hysterical.

Report: Dodgers Cut Minor Leaguer After Being Told He Sexually Assaulted Maid Report: Dodgers Cut Minor Leaguer After Being Told He Sexually Assaulted Maid

The Daily Beast is reporting that the Los Angeles Dodgers cut a minor league player in 2015 after a hotel manager emailed the team to tell them that the player had sexually assaulted one of the hotel’s maids.

Michael Kay Says Yankees Lost To Red Sox Because Math Can't Account For The Soul Of A Baseball Or Whatever Michael Kay Says Yankees Lost To Red Sox Because Math Can't Account For The Soul Of A Baseball Or Whatever

You are going to groan so loudly that everyone within a five-mile radius will hear it and several of them will immediately call the police when you listen to this conversation from The Michael Kay Show, about the failures that caused the Yankees to lose to the Red Sox in the ALDS. It’s unbearable.

Astros Reliever Ryan Pressly Confronts Cleveland Fan Taunting Roberto Osuna About Domestic Violence Astros Reliever Ryan Pressly Confronts Cleveland Fan Taunting Roberto Osuna About Domestic Violence

Houston reliever Roberto Osuna didn’t see the mound in the Astros’ lone road game against the Indians in the ALDS—the 11-3 win that clinched the series—but he drew attention from at least one Cleveland fan all the same. From above the Astros bullpen, an Indians fan trash-talked Osuna about allegations of domestic…

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Taking BP Is 35 Seconds Of ASMR Bliss Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Taking BP Is 35 Seconds Of ASMR Bliss

There are no inconsequential games left in this rapidly narrowing baseball season, and very few moments that won’t be suffused with at least some degree of tension. This is what makes October baseball cool, but also it’s not really a reflection of what baseball is actually like. What fills out the rest of the…

Game 4 Winning Pitcher: "I Thought Ángel Hernández Called A Good Game." Game 4 Losing Pitcher: "He's Absolutely Terrible." Game 4 Winning Pitcher: "I Thought Ángel Hernández Called A Good Game." Game 4 Losing Pitcher: "He's Absolutely Terrible."

CC Sabathia got touched up for five hits, two walks, and three runs over three lousy innings Tuesday night, and took the loss in Boston’s series-clinching win over the Yankees. Afterward, he lit up umpire Ángel Hernández, who was behind the plate in Game 4:

Red Sox Survive Near Ass-Shitting, Eliminate Yankees Red Sox Survive Near Ass-Shitting, Eliminate Yankees

The Red Sox went for the kill Tuesday night. Ahead 4–1 headed to the bottom of the eighth inning, Alex Cora sent ace Chris Sale to the mound in relief. This should of course not screw with Sale’s availability in the ALCS, but it is for sure not a decision that was taken lightly.

Mike Clevinger Is Just Ridiculously Angry At Robert Flores For Sharing A Silly Video Mike Clevinger Is Just Ridiculously Angry At Robert Flores For Sharing A Silly Video

Cleveland starter Mike Clevinger pitched adequately in his team’s final game of the postseason on Monday, though the relievers after him completely self-destructed in the 11-3 loss to the Astros. It seems like that’s still a sore spot for Clevinger.

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