Is it a happy Sunday again? Not yet? Maybe? Who knows.
I’m so glad that the Browns’ 2-2-1 start to this season hasn’t led folks to believe that they are somehow closer to a Super Bowl championship than the Indians are to a World Series championship.
- After going 0-for-5 with 4 strikeouts in game 1 of the NLCS, Justin Turner played hero for the Dodgers on Saturday with a go-ahead home run. Series tied 1-1.
- The Astros quieted the Fenway faithful as the ALCS kicked off on Saturday night. Houston leads series 1-0.
Around the league
- Baseball Twitter had a good day on Saturday:
Prince Fielder, asked to give an example of how Craig Counsell helped him as a teammate:— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) October 13, 2018
"There was one time I was thinking about bunting. He told me if I bunted he would punch me in the face."
Jeremy Jeffress has a theory for how the Dodgers scored their runs off him today. How Austin Barnes walked with the bases loaded, how Justin Turner hit his splitter for a go-ahead homer.— Joe Trezza (@JoeTrezz) October 14, 2018
"Lucky," Jeffress called them.
This pitch was called a ball. pic.twitter.com/drr0zGW0Ht— Pitcher List (@PitcherList) October 14, 2018
the Red Sox are the first team in playoff history to walk at least ten batters and hit at least three batters in a game— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) October 14, 2018
Madison Bumgarner could give up 23 earned runs without getting an out and still have a lower postseason ERA than Clayton Kershaw.— Scott Mizuno (@ScottMizuno) October 13, 2018