Jon Gray has had a stellar year in the Rockies rotation.  Can he and his fellow starters continue to pile up quality starts and lead the Rockies in to the playoffs?

For Rockies It’s a Work in Progress

The season is over for these Colorado Rockies.  Manager Walt Weiss is gone already.   Finishing at 75 wins turned out to be about 12 too few to get a playoff opportunity, but things are looking up for the Colorado Rockies.  The 9-game improvement this year over the 2015 campaign may not be much to write home about, but here are some reasons to look … Continue reading For Rockies It’s a Work in Progress

The Close Play at the Plate Represents a Slim Margin of Error... the Same Slim Margin the San Francisco Giants May Have for the 2016 Playoffs | Photo by Jose Luis Villegas

Padres Sweep the Giants, Leaving SF Fans Wondering What’s Next (Playoffs?)

It has been a long season for the San Diego Padres, and even a longer one since the trade deadline. Most San Diego fans have stopped watching games, especially with the NFL starting this past weekend. Fans have stopped watching not only because we are no longer in playoff contention, but because many of the players we were excited to follow at the beginning of … Continue reading Padres Sweep the Giants, Leaving SF Fans Wondering What’s Next (Playoffs?)

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October Baseball in Mid-September: Cards vs. Giants: Is the Wild Card on the Line?

Following losing 2 out of 3 to the National League Central Division leading Chicago Cubs (93-52), the St. Louis Cardinals (76-69) travel to San Francisco, to take on the Giants in an all important four game series.  If the Redbirds have any hope of remaining competitive in the National League Wild Card race, the Cards need to continue their 2016 “Road Magic”. The Cardinals’ are … Continue reading October Baseball in Mid-September: Cards vs. Giants: Is the Wild Card on the Line?

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Thirty-Nine Games to Go: Cardinals Looking for Wild Card Ticket to Playoffs!

Since dropping the first-two games of a four game set with the Chicago Cubs, the St. Louis Cardinals have won six out of their last seven games, including a five game consecutive winning streak against the Cubs, Houston Astros, and Philadelphia Phillies.  Their lone loss during this streak came at the hands of the Phillies; in the second game of a three game series. During … Continue reading Thirty-Nine Games to Go: Cardinals Looking for Wild Card Ticket to Playoffs!

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Wild Thing! You Make My Heart Sing! Fifteen Teams Vying for Post Season Play!

I am not a fan of MLB’s Wild Card setup.  I value what the Wild Card offers to MLB and its fans.  Prior to the days of Divisional Play, a runaway team like the current edition of the Chicago Cubs who enjoy a 12.5 game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals, would make the rest of the season be one of a real lack of … Continue reading Wild Thing! You Make My Heart Sing! Fifteen Teams Vying for Post Season Play!

Aug 17, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA;  Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (2) lines out during his first at bat in the majors against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Dansby Swanson makes his MLB Debut

The first overall selection in the 2015 MLB Draft made his major league debut for the Atlanta Braves tonight against the Twins. His name is Dansby Swanson, who was originally selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the aforementioned 2015 draft, and was later traded to Atlanta along with Ender Inciarte and Aaron Blair in exchange for Shelby Miller in the off-season. Swanson is a shortstop, … Continue reading Dansby Swanson makes his MLB Debut