Results tagged ‘ Wild Card ’
1. Blue Jays, Cardinals clinch division titles. Toronto is celebrating as the Jays were crowned AL East champions on Wednesday night, leaving Blue Jays Musings enjoying the achievement and Matthew Walthert feeling the love. In the NL Central, the Cardinals delighted stlcardinalsminimo by mathematically eliminating the Pirates to pop the corks. Speaking of the Redbirds, MLB.com’s Richard Justice has some high praise for the team with the best record in baseball in his Justice4U MLB Pro Blog.
2. Tight AL Wild Card race. The Halo Way posted photos of an eventful night at Angel Stadium that saw the Angels blast five homers, but still drop an important game to the A’s that leaves them on the outside looking in on the AL Wild Card race. The Yankees could’ve sewn up a postseason spot, but fell to the rival Red Sox in extra innings, leaving The Cutoff Man to lament an opportunity squandered. Chipalatta is relegated to scoreboard watching on on off day for the Astros, who currently are in the lead for the second and final AL Wild Card.
3. Teams prepping after clinching. We Gotta Believe! took a guess at the Mets’ NLDS roster, while Just Mets checks in on Jon Niese’s status for the postseason. On the other coast, cat loves the dodgers speculates as to Don Mattingly’s roster to face the Mets in next week’s Division Series and Dodger Insider writes that the team is taking measure of its pitching.
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- Looking for Dodger postseason swag? Dodger Insider has all the details for you.
- Another Girl with a Sports Blog asks some questions following the Dodgers’ clinch.
- How do you like Hawk Harrelson’s call in the video shared by Inside the White Sox?
- Agree with The Canuck Cubbie that Joe Maddon deserves NL Manager of the Year?
- Tom Singer wonders how the Pirates will deal with not winning the NL Central.
- Do you see the postseason going the same as The Walk-Off Sports Blog does?
- Our Game revisits a famous game from October 1951. Where does it rank for you?
- Who are your favorites for awards season? Sconnie Sports Talk shares their picks.
- On Cloud Conine wants to know if you’ve seen what Adeiny Hechavarría can do.
- Can you think of a more fitting birthday tribute to a dad than The Winning Run‘s?
- Call to the Bullpen looks at whether form heading into the postseason matters.
- How much adversity have the Cardinals faced this season? WWLCB recaps it all.
- Will you be tuning in to see how Bleacher Boy‘s television debut goes tonight?
- The Mets won their first division title since 2006 and We Gotta Believe! has videos.
- Just Mets talks about how much a return to postseason baseball means to Mets fans.
- That’s The Pitch enjoyed watching the Blue Jays celebrate the end of the longest postseason drought in North American sports, while Tigers Forever is throwing her support behind Canada’s Team this October.
- Luis Severino continues his rise in the Yankees’ rotation, says The Cutoff Man, while Overtime examines some potential postseason opponents for the Bombers.
- It’s the final countdown for the Astros over at youstontx.
- Dodger Insider advises Dodger fans anxious for clinching to keep their hats on.
- It was a fun weekend in the nation’s capital for the Phillies and Phillies Insider.
- The Masthead recaps a recent visit to Angel Stadium for a Blue Jays-Angels game and The Halo Way has pics from Sunday’s win over the Mariners that gave the Angels a weekend sweep.
- Flashin’ Leather saw the Tigers’ home finale as a microcosm of their entire season.
- Carrie Muskat asked Starlin Castro about his walk-up music at Musket Ramblings.
- TribeVibe put together a guide to the season’s final homestand at Progressive Field.
1. The Trade Deadline. With high-profile names like David Price rumored to be on the move before the July 31 Trade Deadline, speculation is rife about coming moves. Daniel Satter Sport Talk thinks the Orioles and Tigers should get together and make a deal that benefits both teams, and Balls and Strikes wants to see the Mariners cash in on Fernando Rodney and J.A. Happ. Meanwhile, Cardinal Red Baseball writes about the Redbirds’ interest in the Marlins’ Steve Cishek. (more…)