The Reds keep surging, the Marlins are fading and don't sleep on the Giants. Here's the latest on the scrambled postseason picture.
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With uncertainty surrounding the number of fans who will be allowed in the stands when Major League Baseball opens its 2021 season, the Chicago Cubs laid off about 25% of their business staff on Thursday, sources told ESPN's Jesse Rogers.
Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds had home runs among their three hits each Thursday in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 7-0 victory over the slumping Chicago Cubs.
Sarah Langs joins Buster to talk about Trevor Bauer taking the NL Cy Young mantle, what Jacob deGrom needs to do in his last start to surpass Bauer, another gem from Shane Bieber, Sandy Alderson’s return to the Mets under Steve Cohen, Mike Clevinger’s injury and the fight for the final playoff spots in the NL (6:02).
Adam Frazier and Ke'Bryan Hayes led off the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back homers off Kyle Hendricks, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates all the offense they'd need to slip by the playoff-bound Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Wednesday night.
The Cubs lost 3-2 to the Pirates on Tuesday but clinched a playoff berth for the fifth time in six years.
Jacob Stallings hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates stalled the Chicago Cubs' bid to win the NL Central with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night.
BBTN: David Schoenfield on Alejandro Kirk's debut, the Astros window closing and the Rockies possibly dumping Nolan Arenado. Plus, HEMBO KNOWS!
David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss, Alejandro Kirk’s spectacular debut for the Blue Jays, why Justin Verlander’s injury may mark the beginning of the end of the Astros’ window and if the Rockies will try to dump Nolan Arenado’s salary in the offseason (7:12). Later, Hembo drops by to talk about why Jacob deGrom should be the NL Cy Young winner, a troubling trend for Gerrit Cole and what the loss of Matt Chapman means for the A’s.
Eric and Tristan discuss bold moves that could decide your league, preview outfielders for 2021 and take swings at 20/20 trivia!
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was out of the lineup Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates because of a right oblique muscle injury suffered during an at-bat on Monday.
Jon Lester scattered four hits over six innings and the Chicago Cubs inched closer to their first NL Central title since 2017 with a 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
With the Yankees reclaiming a spot in our top five, we look at each team's most valuable player for this most unusual season.
After missing time with a lat injury, Jose Quintana will be activated and start for the Cubs on Tuesday vs. the Pirates, as Chicago eyes its postseason pitching rotation.
BBTN: Tim Kurkjian on why he can't take his eyes off the Marlins and the NL Cy Young race. Plus, Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game
Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss why he can’t take his eyes off the Marlins, why the Reds are the Indians of the NL, the NL Cy Young Race, anemic hitting across the league, night games at Wrigley, Josh Donaldson going off on umpires, Ron Gardenhire’s abrupt retirement and Justin Verlander undergoing Tommy John surgery. Later, Sarah Langs stops by to play The Numbers Game with notes on the Padres’ postseason drought, Luke Voit leading the league in homers and Garret Crochet’s debut.
Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber said he put his team in a bad spot when he played a double into a triple in the second inning of Sunday's loss to the Twins. Cubs manager David Ross pulled Schwarber from the game afterward.
Max Kepler homered, Jose Berrios threw six shutout innings to outduel Yu Darvish and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Sunday night.
With the Twins and Cubs both postseason bound, we get you ready for their SNB showdown and Sunday afternoon's Giants-A's clash.
Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sano and Josh Donaldson homered as the Minnesota Twins clinched a second straight postseason berth with an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
Gary Hughes, a beloved professional scout for numerous big league organizations during a 54-year career, has died in Northern California after having cancer. He was 79.
Kyle Hendricks tossed eight innings of three-hit, shutout ball to outduel Rich Hill, and the Chicago Cubs edged the Minnesota Twins 1-0 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.
BBTN: Jesse Rogers has an interesting idea for how teams should use their pitchers in the first round. Plus, Todd Radom on Kauffman Stadium
Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss his pitching strategy for the first round of the playoffs, Josh Donaldson’s ejection after hitting a home run and kicking dirt on home plate, the White Sox clinching a playoff spot, Javier Baez rounding into form, the end of Jon Lester’s time with the Cubs, and another possible Yankees-Twins matchup in the postseason. Later, Todd Radom joins the show to talk about Kauffman Stadium and to administer the weekly quiz.
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