Daily Archives: August 15, 2014
KC/TOR/SEA/MIA All Trying To Break Long Playoff Droughts: Last Appearances In October For Each Squad
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Kansas City has rolled into the 3 quarter mark with a slim AL Central lead on the Detroit Tigers, and may finally stare down their best chance to make the playoffs since winning the World Series Title.
The Royals playoff futility is the ‘clubhouse leader’ in the MLB by 8 years. The Toronto Blue Jays have not yielded a postseason berth since winning back to back World Series in 1992 and 1993.
Both of these two AL clubs have not made it to October baseball since the 1994 strike (the last 2 remaining clubs).
The Canadian franchise had more of an excuse for years – competing with the Red Sox and Yankees when the economics 1st went out of whack during these two AL Beast 8 combined Titles, 10 ALCS appearances and all Division Titles but two during the last 20 years (Tampa Bay in 2008, 2010 being the exception. Read the rest of this entry
Bud Selig is out and Rob Manfred is in as commissioner of baseball.
What is Bud Selig’s legacy?
What should Rob Manfred’s focus be on?
And how do I tie it into the VHS release of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
It all makes sense on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
MLB Scheduling Week 21 – 2014
Day + Date Away and Home, Times Start In EST
Monday, Aug.18/2014 (8 Games)
1. Angels @ Red Sox 7:10
2. D-Backs @ Nationals 7:05
3. Braves @ Pirates 7:05
4. Orioles @ White Sox 8:10
5. Cubs @ Mets 12:10
6. Reds @ Cardinals 8:15
7. Mariners @ Philllies 7:05 (Interleague)
8. Royals @ Twins 8:10
Max Scherzer threw 8 shutout innings, letting up just 3 hits and struck out 14 Pirates en route to a 5-2 Detroit victory.
Dustin Pedroia went 3-5 with a double, 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in as the Red Sox came from behind to beat the Astros, 9-4.
Stephen Strasburg pitched 7 strong innings, allowing one unearned run, striking out 8 Met batters and earning the 4-1 decision for the Nationals.
Adeiny Hechavarria hit an RBI triple in the 6th and a game tying RBI single with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th, setting up Miami’s dramatic 5-4 walk off win against Arizona.
They owned baseball on Aug 14, 2014.
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