5 Things: Mets Advance to World SeriesThe New York Mets are headed to their first World Series since the 2000 Subway Series.
5 Things: Championship Series’ SetBaseball’s final four is set: Blue Jays and Royals in the American League and Mets and Cubs in the National League. The fun continues tonight in Kansas City.
5 Things: Road Teams Dominate Start of PlayoffsThrough four playoff games, the road teams are undefeated. The home teams will try to turn it around Friday in the first day of full playoff action: four games spread throughout the day for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.
Five Things: Scherzer’s Streak And Rose AllegationsA Kansas City Royal still leads in All-Star voting at catcher, third, short, second, two outfield spots, and DH, but Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera has jumped ahead at first base and the Angels’ Mike Trout is still the leading vote-getter in the outfield. Voting ends in less than a week.
5 Things: Holt's Cycle And St. Louis HackThere is some important off-field news to report, and not all of it is in the spirit of the game. But there was plenty of excitement on the field to remind us why baseball is fun, starting with a rare batting achievement.
5 Things: Heston's No-Hitter And A Switch PitcherBryce Harper finally faced a pitcher younger than he is. Harper debuted at 19 years old, so it’s not totally unexpected that it took him 415 games to face a younger pitcher.
Five Things: Detroit Struggling And Sizemore ReleasedBaseball is a funny game. On Monday, for the first time in modern Major League history, a starting pitcher recorded double-digit strikeouts, allowed double-digit hits, and lasted fewer than five innings.
5 Things: Pitchers Suspended And Ruth SurpassedThere were some records set this past week, some more impressive than others.
5 Things: Beltre and Cabrera Join 400 HR ClubOn-field excellence from both pitchers and hitters, as well a questionable off-field move, highlight this week’s recap.
5 Things: Kluber Dominant And A Triple Play FirstThis past week saw the reigning Cy Young winner regaining his form, baseball’s most feared slugger hitting one out of the stadium, and the first of its kind triple play.
5 Things: Milestone For A-Rod And Soaring AstrosThis past week was all about the home run—whether it came from the guy who’s trotted around the bases more than any active player or someone doing it for the first time.
5 Things: A Game With No Fans And Nationals Get HotThe first month of the season is in the books. Games are shorter, which isn’t a surprise given baseball’s new policies, but the Mets’ and Astros’ hot starts are. And the month couldn’t end without Mike Trout making a game-saving catch.