David Freese, who was named MVP after his Game 6 home run kept the Cardinals alive in the 2011 World Series, has retired. He spent the final two seasons of his 11-year career with the Dodgers.
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After the Dodgers fall short in October once again, Buster and Keith Law talk about Dave Roberts' handling of the bullpen and how Clayton Kershaw's poor performance affects his career narrative (20:43). Plus, they discuss Stephen Strasburg's resilience and the Cardinals' thrashing of the Braves. Sarah Langs also plays "The Numbers Game" (38:47) and The Athletic's Jake Kaplan previews tonight's ALDS Game 5 between the Astros and Rays (45:22).
L.A.'s hopes of getting back to the World Series -- and winning this time -- died at the hands of its manager and his dubious moves.
The Dodgers' dream season that included 279 home runs, 12 walk-offs, 106 regular-season victories and a seventh consecutive division title evaporated in the National League Division Series on Wednesday night.
With two homers in the eighth off the Dodgers ace, then a Howie Kendrick grand slam in the 10th, Washington knocked out the NL favorite.
Howie Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Joe Kelly in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals overcame a three-run deficit with a late rally to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 on Wednesday and advance to the NL Championship Series.
Dave Roberts talks with Jon Sciambi about facing elimination in game 5 against the Nationals
The pair of L.A. aces are very different pitchers -- and people -- but they've bonded as teammates. Wednesday, they're expected to combine forces against the Nats in a winner-take-all Game 5.
What's better than one postseason game for all the marbles? Two postseason games for all the marbles on the same day, of course.
With three winner-take-all Game 5's now set, Buster and Jon Sciambi break down Tampa's win last night, the Walker Buehler/Stephen Strasburg pitching matchup, Freddie Freeman's struggles and more (11:32). Plus, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch discusses the compelling Braves/Cardinals series, the making of Jack Flaherty and the X-factors for tonight's game (28:38). And, "Hembo Knows" (36:02).
The Dodgers spent the regular season dominating the National League. The Nats had to fight just to stay in contention. But Washington in a five-game series is looking like the kryptonite for L.A.'s superteam.
Max Scherzer wills himself and the Nationals to a Wednesday Game 5 showdown against the Dodgers, who Buster and Dave Schoenfield say face more pressure to win than any other playoff team (16:34). They also discuss Houston's decision to start Justin Verlander today, Yadier Molina's clutch gene and why they're happy Stephen Strasburg will get the ball tomorrow against Walker Buehler. Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (38:45).
Max Scherzer's season-saving, seven-inning pitching performance and Ryan Zimmerman's three-run homer lifted the wild-card Washington Nationals to a 6-1 victory over the league-best Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday to force a deciding Game 5 in their NL...
Buster and ESPN's Alden Gonzalez preview tonight's Game 4. They also discuss the latest on Rich Hill and how the Dodgers plan to use Kenley Jansen moving forward.
The Braves pull off a stunning comeback and the Dodgers shell Patrick Corbin. Buster and Tim Kurkjian recap a wild divisional series weekend by discussing Atlanta's clutch gene, the Yankees' plate discipline, if the Rays can salvage a game against the confident Astros and more (14:22). Plus, ESPN's Alden Gonzalez previews tonight's Dodgers/Nationals Game 4 (34:04) and Todd Radom joins for a playoff-themed "Cap Talk" (42:56).
The stakes couldn't be higher, with four teams playing for their postseason lives and four hoping to move on to the LCS round.
As their NLDS shifts to D.C., it's on L.A.'s lineup to find a way to break through while the Nationals follow a star-driven script on the mound.