Thursday, December 10, 2009
The Florida Marlins advanced to their first World Series with a 4 games to 2 series victory over the Minnesota Twins. Click here for all the box scores.
Peavy (17 IP, 15 strikeouts, 3 runs allowed) won games 1 and 5 which included a brilliant 3-hit shutout in game #5 as the Marlins won 4-0. Burnett (17 IP, 11 strikeouts, 2 runs allowed) was equally impressive as he beat the Twins twice by scores of 8-1 and 2-1. AJ is now 4-0 with a sparkling 1.32 ERA. Peavy is 2-0 with a 1.07 ERA in the post season.
Florida now meets Kansas City in the World Series. It is remarkable that both teams have never been in the post season before this year. Should be an exciting series!
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Kansas City (AP) - Paul Byrd won two games and Michael Young had nine hits in the series as the surprising Kansas City Royals eliminated the #1 seed Cleveland Indians in six games. This is the Royals first appearance in post season play and they are certainly taking advantage of their opportunity. A recap of their series:
Game 1 - Indians 9-5 - Jason Bay goes 4 for 4, Manny Ramirez hits 3-run homer
Game 2 - Indians 3-1 - Bartolo Colon pitches seven sparkling innings
Game 3 - Royals 6-5 - Series moves to Kaufmann Stadium and the Royals hang on for the win; Huston Street pitches 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for his 4th post season save
Game 4 - Royals 4-2 - The combo of Danny Haren, BJ Ryan and Huston Street shut down the Tribe attack
Game 5 - Royals 3-2 - Brady Clark hit a bases loaded game winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth for the game winner
Game 6 - Royals 9-4 - Paul Byrd closes out the series with 6 shutout innings as Kansas City rolls
Monday, December 07, 2009
The Washington Nationals secured the first pick in the 2006 draft. Already armed with a powerful lineup that includes Matt Holliday, Todd Helton, Bobby Abreau, Scott Rolen, Chone Figgins and Pat Burrell, the Nats could look to strengthen their pitching staff by possibly selecting a front line pitcher. Only time will tell........