Braves Bats Come Alive in Ninth to Beat Dodgers

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Braves 5, Dodgers 1 NLCS Game One The Atlanta Braves scored four runs in the top of the ninth off Blake Treinen and Jake McGee, breaking a 1-1 tie. Mark Melancon then pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth to seal the deal as the Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in Game One […] READ MORE


Braves Sweep Marlins, Head Back to NLCS

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Atlanta Braves 7, Miami Marlins 0 Following several pitching duels, the Atlanta Braves broke out the bats in a big way Thursday, taking down the Miami Marlins in Game Three of the NLDS. It was history in the making as the Braves found their way back to the NLCS for the first time in 19 […] READ MORE



All Five Pennant-Winning Home Runs by the Visiting Team

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Pennant-Winning Home Runs by the Visiting Team On Monday we looked at the six pennant-winning home runs hit in the 100 League Championship Series and five pre-divisional tiebreakers. Those hits were immortal, special, and rare. There are five other home runs, however, that are just as immortal and special. People often overlook these, however, since […] READ MORE


All Six Pennant-Winning Home Runs

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Pennant-Winning Home Runs Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve’s pennant-winning home run Saturday night was not just a special moment – it was rare. In the 100 League Championship Series and five pre-division pennant tiebreakers, only six have ended with a home run. That’s it. Six out of 105. In chronological order, here are the […] READ MORE


Max Muncy Relishes Underdog Persona for NLCS

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Max Muncy is embracing the postseason spotlight. The Los Angeles Dodgers infielder is leading National League hitters with home runs (2) and has generated four RBIs in four games. Along with his teammate Manny Machado, Muncy has been the driving force of the batting for the Dodgers, trying to get his team back to its […] READ MORE





Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 29: ALCS and NLCS Mid-Series Review

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Both the ALCS and NLCS are well underway and are trending in interesting directions. Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen discuss how pitching has dominated both of the series so far and whether or not we see the bats come alive in the future. Can the Toronto Blue Jays overcome the Cleveland Indians tremendous bullpen and mount an […] READ MORE