In about 8 hours, the Indians have a chance to eliminate the Red Sox, something that not a lot of people thought was going to happen.
When both players were at Angelina College (a junior college) in Texas, Buccholz and Tomlin were both shortstops, believe it or not.
This competition, held as part of the Arizona Fall League, is a hitting skills competition.
First the Cavaliers, and now the Buckeyes are behind in the Indians in their playoff push. Though the band does get some points deducted for playing Sweet Caroline.
Indians owner Paul Dolan talks about some of the Indians' recent baseball moves, including the Jonathan Lucroy non-trade.
The forecast for Boston is showing rain through most of the afternoon. If the game does get postponed, Games 3, 4, and 5 would be played with no off day. That would mean that Boston likely goes with Rick Porcello in Game 4 (if necessary); right now Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to start that game. It would also mean that Trevor Bauer would pitch Game 4 on full rest.
After winning a thriller in Game 1, the Cubs overcame Kyle Hendricks' injury to beat the Giants 5-2 and take a 2-0 lead. Hendricks was struck on the right foreman by a line drive in the fourth inning, and had to leave the game. X-rays were negative, so this shouldn't affect him in his next start.
With yesterday's rainout, the Dodgers are contemplating pushing Clayton Kershaw back to Game 5, rather than Game 4 on short rest. The two teams will be playing three straight days (if necessary), with a trip from the East Coast to the West Coast coming after today's game.
Today I learned that there is an exception to the rule about players having to miss both the current series and the next if they are replaced due to injury. Francisco Liriano, who was replaced on the Toronto playoff roster, would be eligible for the ALCS because the injury he suffered was a concussion. He does have to sit out 7 days, but he would be eligible to be on the roster if the Blue Jays make it.