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Chicago Cubs are National League team to beat
CHICAGO -- Teams don't establish themselves as "the team to beat" on the basis of a regular-season series in baseball, especially one that unfolds over two chilly weekdays in the middle of June. Still, after a series pitting the past two National League pennant winners against each other, this seems like as good a time as any to point out that the Chicago Cubs are the Senior Circuit's team to beat.
They've wrested that mantle from the preseason favorite Los Angeles Dodgers, whom the Cubs beat 4-0 on Wednesday. The victory gave Chicago a series win in a three-game set that unfolded over 28 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, thanks to Monday night's rain/blackout. L.A.'s only win came in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader, and in that one, the Dodgers needed a two-run, ninth-inning rally against a Chicago bullpen missing its closer.
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2 days ago by rgl7194
Injuries And Underperformance Couldn’t Keep The Dodgers Down | FiveThirtyEight
In retrospect, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-5 loss to the Miami Marlins on May 16 was probably the low point of their 2018 season. It was the Dodgers’ sixth consecutive defeat and their ninth in 10; it dropped their overall record to 16-26, then only the fourth-best in their division; and it brought their playoff odds to a season low of 22 percent.
For a team that had won 473 regular-season games over the previous five seasons (the most in baseball during that period), came within a game of winning the World Series last year and was expected to waltz to a sixth consecutive division crown this year, the season’s ugly start was hard to understand or explain. After that loss to the Marlins, L.A. manager Dave Roberts could only reach for Winston Churchill. “When you’re going through hell,” he told the L.A. Times, “keep going.”
dodgers  baseball  538 
2 days ago by rgl7194
MLB Preview and Free Pick: Baltimore at Washington
The Orioles and the Nationals square off at Nationals Park tonight with a scheduled 7:05 p.m. ET first pitch. The Birds send Kevin Gausman (3-6, 4.48 ERA) to the hill to oppose Nats’ ace Max Scherzer (10-3, 2.06). MLB Preview and Free Pick: Baltimore at Washington. The Baltimore Orioles have found a large number of […]

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2 days ago by WagerTalk
A Complete History of Media Reports Chronicling the Wilpons’ Meddling in New York Mets Baseball…
This catalog of media reports from publicly available sources, many of which cite sources of their own within the Mets organization cover every imaginable facet of the Wilpons’ ownership of the Mets, chronologically (from 2003 to 2018), by reporters and by publications.

These reports of ownership meddling in day-to-day baseball affairs cover the tenure of every general manager — from Steve Phillips (1998 to 2003), to Jim Duquette (2004), to Omar Minaya (2005–2010) to Sandy Alderson (2010-present), and every aspect of ownership, from obscuring the total payroll, to interference in medical decisions, to total control over player signings and trades, to Ponzi schemes, to allegations of employee harassment, to the shameful firing of Willie Randolph.
sports  baseball  nyc  mets  lists 
4 days ago by mookieproof
These 2 Rays players obliterated each other’s beans
One second you’re trying to catch a baseball, the next you’re bashing beans with a teammate like ... some sort of bean bashing competition. Look, sorry I’m at a loss for words here, I’ve just never seen two dudes scissor each other into oblivion like this before.
baseball  funny 
11 days ago by Gfontenot

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