David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez reached magical milestones, Madison Bumgarner took Clayton Kershaw deep, Eddie Rosario and Steven Matz made historic big league debuts, Todd Frazier was a hometown hero during All-Star Week, Edwin Encarnacion had a hat trick, and Wilmer Flores proved there is definitely crying in baseball. One of those eight will be the Best Moment of 2015.
Whatever your weekend plans may be, don’t stray far from a TV, because today promises another day of thrilling playoff drama. Here’s a look at what’s on the docket.
In out-pitching Clayton Kershaw, upending the Dodgers and inverting home-field advantage during the Mets’ 3-1 win Friday in Game 1 of the National League Division Series, Jacob deGrom did not merely justify his place on a list of the game’s top pitchers. He cemented it, stamped it, left no shred of doubt.
Jacob deGrom and Clayton Kershaw didn’t just live up to the hype in New York’s 3-1 Game 1 victory Friday night in the NLDS. The two aces combined for one of the most dominant pitching duels in postseason history. How dominant were they? Glad you asked ….
Clayton Kershaw stuck out 11, had all of his pitches working and still was answering questions after another October loss Friday night, 3-1 to the Mets, in the opener of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium.
After watching Jacob deGrom deliver a gem and David Wright provide some comfort with the latest of his clutch hits, Mets manager Terry Collins had no desire to see it all go to waste Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Thus, with two outs in the eighth inning, he quickly popped out of the first-base dugout and signaled for his dependable closer Jeurys Familia, who notched the final four outs of the Mets’ 3-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
As David Wright spent most of this summer sidelined by a serious back ailment, he ignored those who doubted his future and longed for the opportunity to do what he did on Friday night, when he once again played the role of captain while helping the Mets claim a 3-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
With Sandy Koufax in attendance, Clayton Kershaw and Jacob deGrom delivered a performance on Friday night worthy of the Brooklyn native and greatest living Dodger.
After New York’s 3-1 win in Game 1 at Dodger Stadium on Friday, the door might have cracked open for rookie left fielder Michael Conforto, a left-handed hitter who normally only starts against righties, to get a look at additional playing time.
Here’s a look at some of the top moments, courtesy of @MLBGIFs, from a full day of Division Series action that saw the Rangers take a 2-0 series lead over the Blue Jays with a 6-4, 14-inning victory; the Royals even their series with the Astros with a 5-4 win in Game 2; the Cardinals open with a 4-0 shutout of the Cubs; and the Mets beat the Dodgers in Game 1 of their series.