Pearce's and Kendrick's lifetime OPS's are essentially the same, but Kendrick has 3000+ more AB, so not really a fair comparison. Just trying to be cute. Howie's got a long way to go this postseason to touch the King of Sock anyway.Wasn't Kendrick a highly regarded prospect coming up with the Angels? I remember chatter that this kid would be a perennial All-Star who would challenge for batting titles year in and year out. Never really materialized that way, but he's always been a good hitter.
Its the playoffs. Teams are going to use everything they have. Each win is like gold as you know. I don't recall anyone here having a problem with Cora's bullpen management last year and he was aggressive with his moves.Cardinals use 6 relievers in a 2-0 game since the Top of the 7th. Yuck.
The Astros were an expansion team, so it works that way as wellI'm praying for a Nationals/Astros World Series, here. That's the only combination that works for me here, though karma demands a Rays/Nationals World Series, which would be only the second World Series between two expansion teams.
Again, as long as the strikezone is consistent for both sides, its fine. The umps who call the same pitch location inconsistently are the ones who drive me up a wall.Yeah, I don't even care much about this game, but the bad calls make me question my interest in baseball.
holy hellHeard an incredible factoid on the radio broadcast--
The only other time in post-season history that a team has been no-hit through at least 5 innings in Games 1&2 of a series...
...the 2013 Red Sox in the ALCS. The pitchers? Anibel Sanchez and Max Scherzer.