Alex Bregman says failing to repeat will give Astros ‘an edge’ next season

Alex Bregman says failing to repeat will give Astros ‘an edge’ next season

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"To be honest with you, this year's team is better than last year's team, I believe," said third baseman Alex Bregman, who reached base 10 times in the first three games of the series, but went 0-for-9 in Games 4 and 5. "The ball's got to bounce your way in the postseason. It's tough, and we'll learn from it. Everyone in here will have a little bit of an edge to play with next year, a little bit of a chip on their shoulder, knowing that we believe we should have been back-to-back champions." Houston was trying to become the first team since the 2000 New York Yankees to win back-to-back rings. It was a quest that started back in mid-February, when the Astros kicked off their title defense amid…
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In Milwaukee, Manny Machado is Public Enemy No. 1

In Milwaukee, Manny Machado is Public Enemy No. 1

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As they chewed on their free hamburgers at one of the George Webb restaurants in the Milwaukee area on Thursday afternoon, Brewers fans had two things on their mind: extending the National League Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 and making sure Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado gets the reception deserving of, as Brewers MVP candidate Christian Yelich called him, a "dirty player." "His antics in Los Angeles are going to lead to a lot of booing," said Brewers fan Gerald Mortensen, from Wausau, Wisconsin. "A lot of booing. He basically tried to injure one of our players."china nike nfl jerseys cheap George Webb restaurants were a hub of activity on Thursday afternoon, as this was the day the chain promised to serve free hamburgers as a result…
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Buckle up for an epic ALCS as 108-win Red Sox and 103-win Astros collide

Buckle up for an epic ALCS as 108-win Red Sox and 103-win Astros collide

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The Red Sox won 108 games, a franchise record for one of the most storied organizations in the sport -- and they're not even favored to win the series. The Astros are the defending champions and won 103 games behind their star-laden lineup and an even deeper pitching staff than last season. It's the first meeting of 100-win teams in a championship series since 1977. It's the first meeting of 103-win (or more) teams in any playoff series since the 1942 World Series. The 211 combined victories of the two teams is tied for second-most in any playoff series, behind only the 212 of the Yankees and Padres in the 1998 World Series. The rosters are dripping with exciting, talented players -- Mookie Betts is the likely AL MVP, Jose…
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Want drama? This NLCS is bringing it — and the best is yet to come

Want drama? This NLCS is bringing it — and the best is yet to come

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Two games, 23 pitching changes, 7½ hours and 18 innings into the National League Championship Series, it's safe to say the template has been set. These games are going to be tense, terse chess matches and you better be ready to dig in for nine innings, because the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers certainly are. The bottom line is that the series is tied, both in games and runs. After Los Angeles came from behind to win 4-3 on Saturday, both teams have taken a one-run affair. Both teams have scored nine runs.nike nfl jerseys cheap paypal "It's the best of the best," Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said after earning the save. "These guys are the best team out there right now. We just go out there and…
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Yanks say Luis Severino’s pregame warm-up didn’t factor into rout

Yanks say Luis Severino’s pregame warm-up didn’t factor into rout

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino contended that he was not rushed as he went through what he considered a normal pregame warm-up routine ahead of his Game 3 American League Division Series start Monday night. The 24-year-old right-hander and his pitching coach also said he knew exactly what time the game started and that he was adequately prepared for it, refuting claims made by one of the game's broadcasters.china nike nfl jerseys cheap "For a game like this, you have to remember what time it is," Severino said just after the Yankees' 16-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Severino allowed the first six runs the Red Sox scored on a disastrous night for the Yankees' arms. During the game, TBS broadcaster and former New York Mets pitcher…
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Nathan Eovaldi’s gem gives Red Sox 2-1 lead in ALDS

Nathan Eovaldi’s gem gives Red Sox 2-1 lead in ALDS

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Nathan Eovaldi gave the Boston Red Sox their best postseason start since Jon Lester in Game 5 of the 2013 World Series, allowing just one run in seven innings Monday with an efficient 97 pitches as the Red Sox embarrassed the Yankees 16-1 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five American League Division Series.nike nfl jerseys cheap china Eovaldi came over from the Tampa Bay Rays on July 25 for minor league pitcher Jalen Beeks and went 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA for the Red Sox over 12 appearances (11 starts). His average fastball velocity for the season ranked third in the majors among pitchers with at least 100 innings, trailing only Yankees ace Luis Severino and Mets righty Noah Syndergaard. Eovaldi also possesses a devastating cutter with sliderlike…
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Blame the neighbors: Cubs couldn’t dominate stronger NL Central

Blame the neighbors: Cubs couldn’t dominate stronger NL Central

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Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward needed to make a point. Reporters were bombarding him with questions as to why his team's offense was so schizophrenic and how they were dealing with those pesky Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs haven't been able to shake them -- or the rest of the National League, for that matter -- even though they've been in sole possession of first place since July 12.nike nfl jerseys cheap china "I just want to point out, we have the best record in the NL, and we haven't clinched yet," Heyward said Tuesday afternoon before the Cubs lost 6-0 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. "That shows you how good our division is. That shows you how good this league is. It's time to pay respect to how good these other…
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He’s not Babe Ruth. So after his rookie year, who is Shohei Ohtani?

He’s not Babe Ruth. So after his rookie year, who is Shohei Ohtani?

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If you like really Weird Baseball -- and you're a little bit greedy -- the first season of Shohei Ohtani was, you'd have to admit, not really weird enough. He did not, for instance, play right field and then jog to the mound mid-inning to strike somebody out. He did not pinch hit in the eighth inning to give his team the lead, and then stay in the game to get the save. He did not homer four times and pitch a no-hitter in the same game. (Seriously, you are really greedy.)nike nfl jerseys cheap china No. All he did is hit some days, pitch in some other ones. In the broad scheme of things, he was doing something nobody else can do, but in the very specific scheme of…
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Joe Maddon: Criticism of Willson Contreras over running gaffe is ‘over the top’

Joe Maddon: Criticism of Willson Contreras over running gaffe is ‘over the top’

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One day after calling out his catcher for not running hard out of the batter's box, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said the criticism directed towards Willson Contreras is "over the top."nike nfl jerseys cheap china "Willson always plays hard," Maddon said Monday afternoon. "For anyone to say otherwise, please, come talk to me. It's inappropriate. It's incorrect. That's wrong. He had a bad moment, but he said he was sorry and did the right thing." On Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds, Contreras thought a fifth-inning ball hit to center field was a home run, so he began to jog around the bases. Instead, the ball hit off the wall, forcing the catcher to scramble to not be thrown out at second base. He barely made it there safely. "Horrible,"…
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How the Angels can convince Mike Trout to stay

How the Angels can convince Mike Trout to stay

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The Angels sit two games below .500 and 19 games out of first place heading into the season's final three weeks. They will miss the playoffs for the eighth time in the past nine years, while burdened with a top-heavy payroll, an underwhelming farm system and one major source of anxiety: Trout's expiring contract. The six-year, $144.5 million extension that Trout signed in the spring of 2014 will come to an end in the fall of 2020, which basically gives Eppler two offseasons.cheap nfl jerseys china nike Two offseasons to turn the Angels into a team that can consistently contend. Two offseasons to convince the greatest player of his generation that he should not leave. Trout has produced 62.8 wins above replacement since 2012 -- nearly double the output of…
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