Welcome to Playoff Baseball Marathon Day
This is the 2nd day of the 2020 Major League Baseball post-season, which is a bad move: 13 hours of baseball-a-tone will take up more shares in the virtual conveyor belt with an unprecedented eight playoff games.
It starts at noon Eastern time in Atlanta, with the next five games scheduled to start every hour until 7pm Eastern time in Cleveland, and will last until the final pitch between the Dodgers and Brewers in Los Angeles. By 1 a.m., half of them will be elimination games.
“It would be crazy,” said Chicago White Sox pitcher Dallas Keichel, who will play his third game of the day against athletics in Auckland. “It’s almost like a confusing mess.”
In a hot up-act on Tuesday, baseball shifted from a brief regular season to a post-extended season. Four U.S. League playoff games are scheduled for Tuesday, starting from the Houston Astros against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis.
But on Wednesday, when joining the National League field, the screen will rise on the main stage, which may more closely resemble the early days of the NCAA basketball tournament than the traditional stage baseball game.
“March Madness is one of my favorite seasons this year,” said Astros manager Dusty Baker, who is leading his fifth different team to the postseason. “It’s like September mania.”
(East at all times)
Reds in Braves, 12 noon (ESPN)
Astros at Twins, 1pm (ESPN2)
Cubs Marlins, 2pm (ABC)
A’s White Socks, 3pm (ESPN)
Race Blue Zeus, 4pm (DPS)
Cardinals in Patras, 5 p.m. (ESPN 2)
Yankees among Indians, 7pm (ESPN)
Dodgers, 10pm (ESPN)
Twins in danger after Rosario was sent off
Home Blade referee Manny Gonzalez, duo left fielder and cleanup hitter Eddie Rosario were sent off 1-1 at the bottom of the sixth inning.
With a steady downpour, Rosario was upset by the strike called during his bat in sixth. Then, after he hit the swing, he turned and said something to Gonzalez, who did not hesitate to kick him out.
The duo are already without center fielder Byron Buxton, who was ruled out due to an unspecified physical problem. Doubles manager Rogo Baldelli would say before the game that Buxton did not feel 100 percent. Last week Buxton was hit in the head by a pitch and reported symptoms such as concussion.
The absence of Buxton led Alex Krilloff to play on the right field in his first major league game, and Jake Cave replaced Rosario on the left.
Carlos Correa gave the Astros a 2-1 lead, finishing seventh. The duo have nine more outs to take a run, or their season is over.
Preview of the game 6: Cardinals in Bedress
At least visually it would be the best series to watch: the classic birds in the Cardinals’ bat against the brown-and-gold Patrice, finally returning to their original, humorous color palette and immediately returning to the playoffs. Of course, this is associated with third paceman Manny Machado and shortstop Fernando Doddis Jr. (who once belt two big slams in an innings for the Cardinals), right fielder Will Myers and reappearance. The brilliant deals of General Manager AJ Breller.
Chris Paddock – a tough thrower, a very confident right-handed player – will start Game 1 because both Dynelson Lamet and Mike Clevinger have been left out of San Diego’s list due to injuries late in the season. The 32-year-old cardinal from South Korea, Lt. Guang-Hyun Kim, will make his first appearance as Patress, who will be known as “K.K.” Goes by, a pitcher is a great nickname, 5.5 hitters for nine innings for a guy who is slightly misguided.
Funny fact: determined cardinal Catcher Yadier Molina should become the sixth player to reach 100 professional post-season games (he has 98), and the first player to do so for a national league team.
Game Preview of 5: Blue Zeus in the rays
These are the best days in the Tampa Bay area. Lightning won the Stanley Cup on Monday night, leading the Tom Brady Buccaneers to a 2-1 record in his first year, with a 3-for-1 win over Blue Jays at Tropicana Field on Race No. 1 seed in the American League on Tuesday.
Tampa, who went 40-20 in the regular season, hands the ball over to Tyler Glasnowo, their tallest right-handed player, who will start his first post-season defeat last year in Game 5 of the AL Division Series against the Astros in Houston. In that game, he gave up four runs in two and two-thirds of the innings, which, in retrospect, was an early sign of Astro stealing identity through illegal means at Minute Maid Park. Race was clearly concerned about it because race catcher Travis de Arnaud used three sets of signs, even when none of the Astros runners were present. But Glasno said it was his fault he hit his pitches after the game. It could have been both.
Today, Glasgow squares up against Hoon-Jin Ryu, who drove well with the Blue Jazz in his first year. Ryu also drove twice against the race in Tampa this year, and Jays went 1-1 in those games.
But since then things have changed. Now it’s heading down to Tampa.
Game Preview of 4: White socks for athletes
Auckland’s terrific regular season, in which they had the third best record in the game of baseball and the 2nd in the U.S. League, are in line today when they face the Chicago White Sox in Auckland.
The White Sox erupted into A1, 4-1 at Game 1 on Tuesday, proving that Tim Anderson’s warning about the leftists was accurate. Anderson noted before Game 1 that they probably “didn’t do their homework” because they started with left-wing Jesus Lucerne, and Chicago would attract left-handed players. The Sox went 14-0 against the Left in 2020, and their OPS was .887, compared to .749 against right-handed players. It knocked down a pair of righteous Jose Afrio and Adam Engel, Lucardo.
In Game 2, Auckland makes a correction – Chris Posit – a right-handed player who drafted and came up with the big leagues with the White League – starting against his old system. He did not put much faith in Anderson’s comments, before Game 1, saying, “I did not give you what you did against the left. All three of these games are important. ”
If they do not show progress to A, they should not even come to the third game.
Game Preview 3: Puppies Marlins
There is a significant historical symmetry in Marilyn’s return to the postseason for the first time since 2003: they won a playoff berth at the Bronx, which won the 2003 World Series, and they play today at Wrigley Field, where they played in the 2003 NL Penance.
Today’s starter, Sandy Alcondara, was just 8 years old at the time, coming off a strong September in which he lasted at least six innings in five starts, with a 2.30 epoch he teamed up with the support of a surprisingly thick senior Bulban to fly through the front office with Derek Jetter moving the list 174 this season.
The Cubs, starting with the talented, soft-tossing veteran Kyle Hendrix, have many of the same characters who won the 2016 World Series, but some were more effective this season: Kyle Schwartz (.188 average), Javy Base (.203), Chris Bryant (.206). And Anthony Risso (.222) all performed well under the rules, but Ian Hopp and Jason Hayward had strong seasons and were one of the best defensive teams in the Cubs Majors.
Game Trailer 2: Astros in Twins
Very few outside of Houston are more interested in seeing the Astros make deep progress in the playoffs, but it could happen today with one more win over the Minnesota duo in their wild card match. The playoff-testing Astros stunned the Minnesota duo 4-1 in Game 1 on Tuesday, causing outrage among many fans for stealing the identity in 2017. Despite a normal season (Houston went 29-31), the Astros can now secure a place in the playoffs division round for the fifth time in six years as they seek their second World Series title in four years.
The duo, meanwhile, want to win a game, only a game, to see what it is. They are looking forward to their first season win since Game 1 of the 2004 Division Series at Yankee Stadium. Since that night, the duo have lost 17 straight playoff games, the longest of the four major North American games. The Chicago Blackhawks are in second place, with 16 consecutive losses from 1975 to 1979.
Now, Minnesota’s season is in the hands of right – hander Jose Perios, who starts his career with an average of 6.43 against the Astros. When he allowed just one run in 10 post-season innings in the playoffs last year, Houston responded with a crisp right-handed Jose Urquidi who showed his prowess from the bulb.
Game Preview 1: The Reds in the Braves
One fun thing about these first round matches is that almost all teams meet for the first time. Teams have only played within their geographical areas during the regular season, so the Braves and Reds – two Charter National League owners – now face off in 2020.
In Cleveland last night, the Yankees stepped outside the Indians’ Shane Bieber off the central facilities. Can Braves do the same for Trevor Boyer? Like Bieber, Bayer has a chance to win his league’s Sai Young award. But Braves has an extraordinary offense, which ranks first in on-base plus slugging percentage (.832) and second behind the Dodgers. Can Master Pitcher and the Provocative Boyer control Freddie Freeman, Ronald Aguina Jr. and friends? If he did, would the Reds ‘offense hit Max Fried and Braves’ terrible bullshit?
The batting average isn’t everything, but it’s even more remarkable that the Reds have hit only .212 this season – the lowest score in the majors since the 1910 White Sox.