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2018 Schedule
91-72, 2nd in NL West

BBTN: Boston Carry-Over, Astros' Respect, Kurkjian, Anderson, Langs

Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Boston's blowout of the Yankees, the Astros playing the respect card, the Dodgers taking care of the Braves and more (2:10). Plus, TBS' Brian Anderson weighs in on calling Red Sox-Yankees as well as what he expects from the Brewers for the remainder of the postseason (24:49). Finally, Sarah Langs plays "The Numbers Game" (42:21).

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

From Coors Field, today's batting practice HR leaders: Holliday, COL......9 Yelich, MIL...........8 Aguilar, MIL.........7 Braun, MIL..........6 Iannetta, COL........6 Arcia, MIL............5 Shaw, MIL............5 Gonzalez, COL....4 Broxton, MIL.......3 Moustakas, MIL..3 Perez, MIL...........3 (Arenado didn't take BP on the field.)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Fantastic detailed explanation from Charlie Blackmon on the misconceptions of playing at Coors Field: "Coors Field is a unique challenge. Nobody else in the game faces what we go through. At elevation, you're consistently exposed to less oxygen. You don't recover as well over the course of 162 games. It's more likely that you're going to get hurt, wear down, lose weight, get sick, those types of things. That's not including what it does to the actual game of baseball. The balls move differently at Coors Field, whether they be pitched balls, thrown balls, hit balls. The ball has less air at Coors Field, which is different than every other park. So when we play at home, home games, we get very used to what the ball does, and at such a high level, small percentage changes in what the ball does is a big difference. If I were to just be a 10 percent better hitter, that adds like 20, 30 points on your batting average. That's significant, right? Well, if the ball does 10 percent something different here versus somewhere else, it's a big adjustment for players playing such a high level in May. If you get used to playing at home and then you go to San Francisco, which is the complete opposite end of the spectrum, it's going to be a tough adjustment to make, and vice versa. So I think people don't give that aspect of it enough credit and how hard it is to adjust going from home-road. And it's not just hitters. You'll see pitchers. Watch pitchers come out tomorrow. And the first time they throw a breaking ball, it's going to spin and be up high and not have a lot of good shape on it. And then when you see guys go on the road, the first breaking ball they throw after being in Denver, it seems like they spike it in the dirt. It changes the feel of the game a little bit. But at the same time, we're Big League players. You've got to figure it out. Nobody cares because it's all about results. It's our job to overcome that. That's the long answer."


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nolan Arenado talks about returning home to Coors Field, where the Rockies' .852 OPS is nearly 200 points higher than on the road. Colorado faces elimination today in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Brewers.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Both the Brewers and Rockies clarified some of their pitching plans for when the series shifts to Denver on Sunday. The Rockies will start German Marquez in Game 3 and Kyle Freeland in Game 4. Meanwhile, Milwaukee will go with Wade Miley in Game 3 but manager Craig Counsell indicated if Miley is needed out of the bullpen in Game 2, they would go with another route in Game 3: "That's what we're going with. If we have to use Wade today, we have a different scenario we can put into action, and we'll do that, but that's the plan."


BBTN: NLDS Game 1s, Looking Ahead To The Weekend

Buster & Karl Ravech discuss big wins for the Brewers and Dodgers, look ahead to the weekend and more (2:15). Plus, E:60 producer Max Brodsky joins Buster to discuss their feature on Carlos Correa (29:40).

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18dJesse Rogers

As Yelich keeps rolling, Brewers follow suit

Whether he's ripping home runs or working for walks, MVP-in-waiting Christian Yelich continues to give the opposition fits. Just ask the Rockies.


BBTN: Yanks Dominate, Division Series Predictions, Power 8

Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about the Yankees' dominant win over the A's, his Division Series predictions & more (1:32). Plus, a post-mortem on the Cubs from Jesse Rogers (25:35), Inside Heat on the Yankees from Coley Harvey (35:29), Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (41:37), and a postseason edition of the "Power 8" (46:15).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Cuban shortstop Adeiny Hechavarría comes in as a defensive replacement at third base. As former Marlins Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton, it's his first postseason appearance (in his 7th year in the majors).

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.3320th
Quality Starts87Tied-5th
Batting Average.2566th
On Base Percentage.32213th
Slugging Percentage.4355th