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David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss the consistent force of the Dodgers lineup, Blake Snell being pulled early if he gets into trouble, Dave Roberts’ pitching strategy, why Austin Barnes should start at catcher in game six, Manuel Margot being half an inch away from stealing home, layoffs in ticket offices and Tony LaRussa being rumored for the White Sox job (5:33). Later, Hembo drops by to talk about possible vindication for Clayton Kershaw and Snell’s magic number (21:40).
Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon discuss the Titans' impressive win on Tuesday Night Football, if the Dodgers can come back in the NLCS, Le'Veon Bell's ugly end with the Jets and much more.
The White Sox have been given permission by the Angels to interview Tony La Russa for their managerial vacancy, a source confirmed to ESPN.
David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss why Joe Morgan was the perfect player, the White Sox basically firing Rick Renteria and if they’d considering hiring A.J. Hinch, the Braves’ no longer middling pitching, the Dodgers’ bullpen, the Rays taking control of the series, and Jose Altuve’s defense (11:37). Plus, Hembo hops on to talk about Morgan having greatest two-year stretch of any modern infielder, and his takeaways from Monday’s games (29:17).
The White Sox have parted ways with manager Rick Renteria, who led the team to its first playoff berth since 2008.
We look at the top priorities for clubs that got an early start on their hot stove seasons.
The White Sox's breakout season was stopped by a three-game loss at Oakland in the wild-card round. But it looks as if they have a bright future after ending a string of seven consecutive losing records with their first playoff appearance since 2008.
BBTN: Matt Vasgersian on the Padres' comeback, vintage Kershaw and his A's moving on. Plus, Todd Radom on Target Field
Matt Vasgersian joins Buster to discuss the Padres’ comeback win, how a homer in an empty ballpark plays differently, vintage Clayton Kershaw, Matt’s relief the A’s won an elimination game and calling two marathon playoff games in one day (11:55). Later, Todd Radom hops on to analyze a clip of Lou Gehrig “confirming” Babe Ruth called his shot, talk about Target field and administer the weekly quiz (34:36).
Fernando Tatis Jr. led a five-homer attack for San Diego, Clayton Kershaw was on top of his game, and the Braves and A's moved on to the next round.
The Oakland Athletics ended 14 years of postseason futility, riding Chad Pinder's go-ahead, two-run single in the fifth inning and repeated costly walks by Chicago's relievers to rally past the White Sox 6-4 on Thursday and win the decisive third game...
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.
The White Sox's Eloy Jimenez left Game 3 against the Athletics because of right foot discomfort following a double in his second at-bat.
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).
The Reds, Padres and Brewers all could be swept, while the A's and White Sox play a winner-take-all Game 3. Here's what you need to know.
Marcus Semien and Khris Davis homered early and the Oakland Athletics held off Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox in the late innings for a 5-3 win Wednesday that sent their AL playoff series to a deciding Game 3.
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.
Lucas Giolito dazzled in his postseason debut, stymieing the Oakland Athletics through six perfect innings and sending the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory in the opener of their best-of-three wild-card series Tuesday.
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.
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).