I’m solo with the kiddos this morning, and so they’re not tremendous eager to provide me a lot mind area to bust out these Bullets. Forgive the brevity and/or any typos …
• The NLCS kicked off final night time with a incredible recreation, tight all through, after which a walk-off winner for Austin Riley after Ozzie Albies stole second base. That’s simply enjoyable to me:
— MLB (@MLB) October 17, 2021
• The Pink Sox opened ALCS Sport Two with TWO grand slams, although the Astros nearly made it a recreation late:
Sure, the #RedSox have grow to be the primary workforce to hit two grand slams in a single recreation in MLB postseason historical past.
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) October 16, 2021
• Kiké Hernandez homered once more, leaving him in uncommon firm:
Per @ESPNStatsInfo: Kiké Hernández has 34 complete bases over his final 5 video games, a postseason document.
He has 15 hits and 5 house runs in his final 5 video games.
The final participant with 15 hits and 5 HR in a 5-game span was Alfonso Soriano in 2013.
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) October 16, 2021
• That Alfonso Soriano stretch got here shortly after he was traded by Cubs to the Yankees, which is unimaginable as a result of he had ANOTHER five-homer stretch (not as many hits although) simply earlier than he was traded. That one arguably allowed them to maneuver him for an fascinating pitching prospect regardless of the remnants of his contract (the pitcher was Corey Black, who underwent a number of surgical procedures and by no means emerged with the Cubs). That center chunk of 2013, the man hit .301/.347/.677 over 144 PAs from early July to mid-August. Then in 2014, he was simply accomplished.
• Stats which might be merely stats, and I didn’t say it:
He outhit Kris Bryant from Might 1 onward: pic.twitter.com/17ycfZLFka
— Brad (@ballskwok) October 15, 2021
• Outdated good friend Pedro Strop goes to pitch within the Dominican winter league this yr for the Leones del Escogido. He final pitched there a couple of decade in the past, the offseason earlier than he was traded to the Cubs and broke out.
• At first that is only a disappointing oops by the pitcher, however then it turns hilarious, so it’s all good:
Gotta cowl 1st… pic.twitter.com/O6IhavOiSO
— Eric Cross (@EricCross04) October 16, 2021
• La Vida Baseball:
— La Vida Baseball (@LaVidaBaseball) October 15, 2021
• Bulls are getting near the ultimate roster image:
Chicago Bulls Waive Stanley Johnson and Troy Baxter Jr.https://t.co/348ECJmBUJ
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) October 16, 2021
• Beat ’em deep right now, Justin Fields:
Justin Fields has the very best deep-throw share within the NFL. And on Sunday, that quantity may see a rise. https://t.co/3pHZT16vEs
— Bleacher Nation Bears (@BN_Bears) October 16, 2021
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