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Cody Bellinger crushed a solo homer in the third inning of a 3-2 loss to the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.

Bellinger destroyed a fastball from Chicago starter Jake Arrieta to pull the Dodgers to within 2-1. Outside of that blast, Bellinger was held in check, and he hit into the game-ending double play off of Wade Davis. For the series, he's now hitting .235/.278/.471.
Oct 19 - 12:37 AM

Justin Turner went 2-for-2 with a solo homer and two walks in a 3-2 loss to the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.

The Cubs were very careful with Turner, but Wade Davis grooved a fastball to Turner in the eighth that was crushed to pull the Dodgers to within 3-2. For the series, he's now hitting .385/.556/.846. He'll look to stay hot and finish the Cubs off in Game 5 on Thursday.
Oct 19 - 12:34 AM

Alex Wood gave up three solo homers in 4 2/3 innings in a 3-2 loss to the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.

Wood allowed just one other hit and he struck out seven, but the solo homers did the Dodgers in on a night where they couldn't figure out Jake Arrieta. It wasn't an atrocious outing, but it wouldn't be a surprise if this was his last start of the postseason if/when Los Angeles is able to close the Cubs out this series.
Oct 19 - 12:31 AM

Wade Davis picked up the save of Game 4 by pitching two innings and allowing just one run in a win over the Dodgers in the NLCS on Wednesday.

The good news for the Cubs is that Davis was able to get the job done, allowing just a solo homer to the red-hot Justin Turner. The bad news is that he had to throw 48 pitches -- all of them obviously high-leverage -- and likely won't be available for Game 5 on Thursday. If there's anything we've learned from this postseason it's you can't manage for tomorrow, but we'll have to see how the Cubs are able to respond without their best reliever, in all likelihood.
Oct 19 - 12:28 AM

Jake Arrieta walked five hitters, but also struck out nine and allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings of a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.

Arrieta clearly didn't have great command of any of his arsenal, but he was able to keep the Dodger hitters off-balance, and when he needed to make a pitch, he was able to. It wasn't vintage Arrieta, but it was certainly good enough to allow the Cubs to win on Wednesday. He could be a bullpen option in Game 6 and 7, if necessary.
Oct 19 - 12:24 AM

Javier Baez went 2-for-3 with two solo blasts in a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.

Both of the blasts came off of Alex Wood, one in the second and one in the fifth. Baez has struggled to hit for average in this postseason, but he's now slugging .889 for this series, which is good. With his bat speed, he can turn any pitch on any part of the plate out of the park. Baez and the Cubs will look to stay alive and take the series to Los Angeles in Game 5 on Thursday.
Oct 19 - 12:21 AM

Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the Yankees 5-0 victory over the Astros on Wednesday in Game 5 of the ALCS.

Per Andrew Simon of MLB.com, it's the first time that a DH has ever had a multi-hit game while hitting ninth in a playoff game. The more you know. Headley appears to be figuring some things out, and it's another example of why there is no automatic out in this lineup. Unless the pitchers bat in the World Series, anyway.
Oct 18 - 8:59 PM

Greg Bird went 1-for 2 with two walks and an RBI in the Yankees victory over the Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS on Wednesday.

Bird smashed a line-drive single to right-field to knock in Starlin Castro and gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Bird has now put up a sensational .308/.550/.615 line in this series, and he's one of the chief reasons the Yankees have a chance to close out the Astros in Game 6 on Friday.
Oct 18 - 8:54 PM

Tommy Kahnle recorded the last six outs for the Yankees in their 5-0 victory over the Astros on Wednesday in Game 5 of the ALCS.

Kahnle has been an unsung hero for the Yankees this postseason. In his 10 playoff innings, he's yet to allow a run, and he's struck out nine while walking just two in that time frame. Aroldis Chapman is still the guy who is going to pitch the ninth in save situations, but Kahnle is a very good bridge to get them to him. He should be available to pitch in Game 6 on Friday.
Oct 18 - 8:49 PM

Jose Altuve went 0-for-4 on Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees in Game 5 of the ALCS.

Altuve hit a couple of balls relatively hard, but found no luck. The latter was true for the Houston lineup, as Masahiro Tanaka and Tommy Kahnle blew the Astros group away. Houston will need Altuve and the rest of the lineup to perform much better if they have any chance of extending this series past six games, although it's tough to blame the probable MVP for any offensive woes the Astros have had considering how good he's been in 2017.
Oct 18 - 8:46 PM

Dallas Keuechel gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings for Houston in a 5-0 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday in Game 5 of the ALCS.

Keuchel did strikeout eight and walked just one, but he also gave up seven hits while not making it out of the fifth innings. In his career, Keuchel has dominated the Yankees, but he just didn't have his best stuff or command on Wednesday. It's possible we'll see Keuchel pitch in Game 7 out of the pen on two-days rest, but this very well could have been his last start of the 2017 season.
Oct 18 - 8:43 PM

Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in the Yankees' Game 5 victory over the Astros on Wednesday.

Sanchez had a huge hit in Game 4 on Tuesday that gave the Yankees a 6-4 lead, and he looked like the hitter we've seen for most of the season on Wednesday. When Sanchez is at his best he's using the entire field, and he showed that on his RBI double and monster homer off of Brad Peacock. An already good lineup looks to be getting even stronger as Sanchez works his way out of this slump.
Oct 18 - 8:40 PM

Aaron Judge went 1-for-3 with a walk while scoring and knocking in one run in the victory over Houston in Game 5 of the ALCS on Wednesday.

Judge did strike out twice, but the Yankees will trade two strikeouts for that production every time. Any doubt that Judge can perform in these kind of situations was foolish to begin with, but he's certainly answered that question over these last two games. He'll go up against Justin Verlander in Game Six on Friday.
Oct 18 - 8:37 PM

Masahiro Tanaka was brilliant on Wednesday, giving up just three hits in seven shutout innings of a 5-0 win over the Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS.

Tanaka was good in Game 1, but that performance pales in comparison to his effort on Wednesday. The only time Houston challenged him was when they had runners on first-and-second with one out in the fifth, but he struck out George Springer and Josh Reddick to end the threat. Long-story-short, Tanaka has pitched like the ace the Yankees paid for this postseason. Game Six will be played in Houston on Friday.
Oct 18 - 8:34 PM

Tigers prospect Spencer Turnbull pitched four innings of one-run baseball and struck out five for Mesa on Wednesday in the Arizona Fall League.

Turnball did allow an unearned run, but it was an exceptional outing for the Detroit prospect. When Turnbull is healthy, he shows four competent pitches; the best being a 96 mph fastball with sink. He's struggled to stay healthy, however, and his secondary pitches aren't more than average. Because of his build (6'3/215) and arm strength, he has a chance to be a competent backend starter for the Tigers, perhaps at some point in 2018.
Oct 18 - 8:26 PM


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