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  • Blake Snell starts strong but hits wall in fifth
    Blake Snell fanned nine batters while yielding two runs over 4 2/3 frames Wednesday in the Rays' 6-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series.

    Advice: Snell entered the fifth inning having issued just two free passes and that’s it. He retired the first two batters of that frame, but a two-out walk to Enrique Hernandez was followed by a two-run blast by Chris Taylor. Another walk and a single after that spelled the end of Snell’s night. Snell’s stuff was nasty for most of the night and the final line still looked pretty good. He continues to struggle to pitch deep into games, though, as he hasn’t gone six innings in a start since July of 2019. That’s partly by design, of course, as the Rays often go to their bullpen quickly and also Snell has had some health issues. Tampa Bay will send Charlie Morton to the mound versus Walker Buehler in Game 3 on Friday with the series knotted up 1-1. Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Tony Gonsolin only goes 1 1/3 innings in Game 2
    Tony Gonsolin allowed just one run but was pulled after 1 1/3 innings Wednesday in the Dodgers' loss to the Rays.

    Advice: It was essentially an opener assignment for Gonsolin, which didn’t come as a surprise. The one run he gave up came off the bat of Brandon Lowe, who launched an opposite-field home run with one out in the first inning. Gonsolin was removed in the second inning with a runner at third and one out, but he avoided an additional run being charged to his ledger after a fielder’s choice and a caught stealing. He has made three appearances this postseason but has gone more than two innings in just one of them, yielding eight runs over 7 2/3 frames. The Dodgers wound up using seven pitchers in this one and only one of them recorded more than four outs (Alex Wood recorded six). Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Diego Castillo notches save for Rays
    Diego Castillo struck out the only batter he faced to nail down a save Wednesday in the Rays' win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Aaron Loup was sent back out for the bottom of the ninth inning after striking out Cody Bellinger to end the eighth. He got another strikeout and a flyout before manager Kevin Cash turned to Castillo, who set Chris Taylor down on a check-swing strike three to seal the victory. It's his third save during this postseason, matching Pete Fairbanks for the team lead. Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Julio Urias will start Game 4 for Dodgers
    Julio Urias will start Game 4 of the World Series for Dodgers.

    Advice: Urias was the obvious choice after he wasn't used in relief during Game 2 on Wednesday. The left-hander has been fantastic this postseason, allowing just one earned run over 16 innings while boasting a 16/3 K/BB ratio. Walker Buehler is starting Game 3 for the Dodgers and they'll go back to Clayton Kershaw for Game 5. Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Brandon Lowe homers twice as Rays even up series
    Brandon Lowe broke out of his slump with a pair of home runs as the Rays downed the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday.

    Advice: Lowe entered this one hitting just .107 (6-for-56) so far this postseason, but he ripped a long opposite-field blast off of Tony Gonsolin as the second batter of the game to open the scoring. He wasn't done there, belting another one to left off of Dustin May in the fifth inning which hit off the top of the wall and went into the seats for a two-run shot. The Rays' offense as a whole has been struggling, so getting Lowe going would obviously be huge for their chances this series. Yesterday, 8:59 pm
    W, 5-0 vs Phi
  • Chris Taylor smacks two-run homer
    Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday.

    Advice: Blake Snell had not allowed a hit yet before Taylor took him deep with two out in the bottom of the fifth inning with an opposite-field shot. It's Taylor's first dinger of this postseason. He struck out in all three of his other plate appearances, including on a check-swing to end the game. Yesterday, 8:55 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Corey Seager goes deep again but Dodgers lose
    Corey Seager belted his seventh homer of the postseason Wednesday in the Dodgers' loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Seager led off the eighth inning with a blast to dead-center field off of flame-throwing Pete Fairbanks. He also had a single earlier in the game. The long ball was Seager's seventh of the season, which ties him with Randy Arozarena. The most ever hit in a single postseason is eight, which is a three-way tie held by Nelson Cruz (2011), Carlos Beltran (2004) and Barry Bonds (2002). Yesterday, 8:01 pm
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Ji-Man Choi at 1B, batting cleanup in WS Game 2
    Ji-Man Choi is starting at first base and hitting cleanup for the Rays in World Series Game 2 on Wednesday night against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Choi came off the bench in Game 1 on Tuesday with the Dodgers throwing left-hander Clayton Kershaw, but he'll get the start Wednesday versus Tony Gonsolin and what figures to be a parade of relievers. The full Game 2 lineup for Tampa Bay behind Blake Snell: Austin Meadows DH, Brandon Lowe 2B, Randy Arozarena LF, Ji-Man Choi 1B, Manuel Margot RF, Joey Wendle 3B, Willy Adames SS, Kevin Kiermaier CF, Mike Zunino C. Yesterday, 12:52 pm
    W, 5-0 vs Phi
  • Enrique Hernandez at 2B in World Series Game 2
    Enrique Hernandez is starting at second base and batting eighth for the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night against the Rays.

    Advice: Hernandez has primarily functioned as an off-the-bench player for Los Angeles during this 2020 postseason run, and he's been brilliant in that role. Now he'll get a chance to start in Game 2 with the Rays throwing left-hander Blake Snell. The full lineup for the Dodgers, who are currently up 1-0 in the best-of-seven Fall Classic: Mookie Betts RF, Corey Seager SS, Justin Turner 3B, Max Muncy 1B, Will Smith C, Cody Bellinger CF, A.J. Pollock DH, Enrique Hernandez 2B, Chris Taylor LF. Tony Gonsolin will be the starting pitcher. Yesterday, 12:31 pm
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Rangers claim RHP Art Warren from Mariners
    Rangers claimed RHP Art Warren off waivers from the Mariners.

    Advice: Warren spent all summer at the Mariners' alternate training site but never got the call to the major league roster. The 27-year-old right-hander tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for Seattle during the 2019 season. Yesterday, 11:30 am
    L, 2-6 @Oak
  • Braves 'would love to' re-sign OF Marcell Ozuna
    Braves president Alex Anthopoulos told reporters that the team "would love to" re-sign Marcell Ozuna.

    Advice: “Marcell was amazing for us. He was awesome. I’d love to have him back," Anthopoulos said in his season-wrapping Zoom call with the media. "We’re going to have to work hard to get as many answers as we can from a revenue standpoint, a [designated hitter] standpoint, all of those things. But there’s no doubt he was tremendous for us. He fit in great, and we’d love to have him be a part of what we’re doing going forward.” Ozuna accepted a one-year, $18 million contract from Atlanta last winter and went on to bat .338/.431/.636 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI over 60 regular-season games. The 29-year-old outfielder should score one of the richest deals on the open market this winter given those numbers, and the fact that he's not tied to a qualifying offer. Granted, it's tough to predict much of anything in this current climate of uncertainty and unease. Yesterday, 8:45 am
    L, 1-9 vs Bos
  • Wheeler undergoes procedure on middle fingernail
    Zack Wheeler underwent a right middle fingernail resection procedure on October 12, the Phillies announced Wednesday.

    Advice: Wheeler ripped the middle fingernail on his right (throwing) hand while putting on some pants back in mid-September, and this was essentially just a cleanup procedure to ensure a full recovery and that there will be no lingering issues. He is fully expected to be ready for the start of spring training in February. The 30-year-old right-hander registered a strong 2.92 ERA, 1.169 WHIP, and 53/16 K/BB ratio over 71 innings (11 starts) during the condensed 2020 regular season. It was the first year of a five-year, $118 million deal with Philadelphia. Yesterday, 8:06 am
  • Yadier Molina wants two-year deal this offseason
    Yadier Molina's agent Melvin Roman told Jon Heyman of the Big Time Baseball Podcast that his client wants a two-year contract this winter.

    Advice: Derrick Goold, beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reported something similar on Tuesday. Molina is probably hoping that two-year deal will be with the Cardinals, but at this moment he is scheduled to become a free agent five days after the conclusion of the 2020 World Series. The future Hall of Fame catcher just played out the final year of a three-year, $60 million contract extension that he signed with St. Louis back in March 2017. He's spent his entire pro career with the organization, including 17 major league seasons. Yesterday, 6:03 am
  • Gonsolin to start Game 2 of World Series vs. Rays
    Tony Gonsolin will start for the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday versus the Rays.

    Advice: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts made that announcement after Tuesday night's 8-3 Game 1 win. Gonsolin struggled as a spot starter for Clayton Kershaw in Game 2 of the NLCS against the Braves and also got roughed up in relief in NLCS Game 7, so he figures to face a possible quick hook on Wednesday. Julio Urias and Dustin May will apparently be available to piggyback. Walker Buehler is on tap for World Series Game 3. Tuesday, 9:22 pm
  • Muncy drives in two, scores two in WS Gm 1 win
    Max Muncy finished 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Dodgers' World Series Game 1 defeat of the Rays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Muncy took a grounder to the face during pregame warmups, but he brushed it off and drew his 16th walk of the 2020 postseason in the bottom of the fourth inning just before teammate Cody Bellinger yanked a two-run homer to open the night's scoring. Muncy then tallied an RBI on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the fifth inning and drove a run-scoring double to the fence in right-center field in the bottom of the sixth. Tuesday, 9:08 pm
    Player Note
    Max Muncy LAD - 1B,2B,3B
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Kiermaier homers in Rays' WS Game 1 loss to LAD
    Kevin Kiermaier hit a solo homer in the Rays' World Series Game 1 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kiermaier's fifth-inning shot to right off a hanging Clayton Kershaw slider gave the Rays their first run of the night and snapped a stretch of 13 consecutive outs by Tampa Bay hitters. It was the center fielder's first hit since he took a pitch off his left wrist in Game 3 of the ALCS against the Astros. Kiermaier also added an RBI single in the top of the eighth inning Tuesday at Globe Life Field, though the Rays ultimately fell 8-3. Tuesday, 9:02 pm
    W, 5-0 vs Phi
  • Muncy (head) 'fine' for World Series Gm 1 vs. Rays
    Max Muncy (head) told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that he is "fine" for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night against the Rays.

    Advice: Rosenthal provided that update live on MLB Network. Muncy took a ground ball to the face, just below his right eye, while participating in infield practice on Tuesday evening at Globe Life Field, but he got treatment and then popped back out of the clubhouse for a full round of batting practice. The 30-year-old slugger will start at first base and hit cleanup in World Series Game 1 versus the Rays and right-hander Tyler Glasnow. Tuesday, 3:12 pm
    Player Note
    Max Muncy LAD - 1B,2B,3B
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Muncy struck in face during infield practice Tues.
    Max Muncy was struck in the face by a ground ball while participating in infield practice before Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jon Morosi of MLB Network notes that Muncy "walked calmly to the clubhouse for treatment" by the Dodgers' medical staff and returned to the field around 12 minutes later to take live batting practice. It sounds like he avoided a serious injury. Muncy is currently slated to start at first base and beat cleanup for the Dodgers in World Series Game 1 on Tuesday night against the Rays and right-hander Tyler Glasnow. Tuesday, 2:19 pm
    Player Note
    Max Muncy LAD - 1B,2B,3B
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Kiermaier (wrist) in Rays' lineup for Game 1 of WS
    Kevin Kiermaier (wrist) is in the Rays' starting lineup for Game 1 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He will start in center field and hit eighth versus Clayton Kershaw. Kiermaier was limited to a bench role in Games 4-6 of the ALCS after taking a pitch off his left wrist in Game 3, but he played all nine innings of Saturday's Game 7 victory and it sounds like he should be at or near full strength leading into the Fall Classic. Tuesday, 1:45 pm
    W, 5-0 vs Phi
  • Urias available for Game 1 of World Series vs Rays
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Julio Urias is available out of the bullpen for Game 1 of the World Series against the Rays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Urias threw the final three innings to close out Game 7 of the NLCS against the Braves on Sunday, but Roberts hasn't ruled out using him if needed. Ideally, that won't be necessary. The Dodgers haven't settled on a Game 2 starter just yet and Urias is in that mix too, potentially. Tuesday, 12:35 pm
  • Kevin Kiermaier (wrist) says he's 'good to go'
    Kevin Kiermaier (wrist) said Monday that he's "good to go."

    Advice: Kiermaier didn't start Games 4-6 of the ALCS after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch in Game 3, but he was back in the lineup for Game 7 and claims he'll be fine for the World Series. We wouldn't necessarily expect him to say anything else given what's on the line. Monday, 2:57 pm
    W, 5-0 vs Phi
  • Corey Seager awarded NLCS MVP after slugging .897
    Corey Seager was awarded the NLCS MVP. 

    Advice: Seager went 0-for-5 on Sunday, but it's tough to argue he wasn't the most valuable player in this series. The shortstop hit .310/.333/.897 in the seven games, and he connected on five homers while driving in 11 runs. Seager has been outstanding since the start of the season, and he'll have a chance to give the Dodgers their first championship since 1988. Sunday, 9:07 pm
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Hernandez ties game with solo homer off Minter
    Enrique Hernandez hit a pinch-hit solo homer to tie the game and help the Dodgers top the Braves on Sunday in Game 7 of the NLCS. 

    Advice: It may just seem that Hernandez has every clutch hit over the past few seasons, but he certainly has a bunch of them, anyway. Hernandez tied the game at 3-3 when he crushed an A.J. Minter offering into the left field stands in the sixth inning after pinch-hitting for Joc Pederson. He remains a lefty killer, and that will be his role for the Dodgers in the World Series against the Rays starting on Tuesday. Sunday, 9:06 pm
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Urias fires final three innings to pick up victory
    Julio Urias didn't allow a run in the final three innings to pick up a win in Game 7 of the NLCS on Sunday. 

    Advice: Urias came in to pitch in the top of the seventh, and the left-hander didn't allow a hit while throwing 39 pitches. The 24-year-old pitched exceptionally well in this series, giving up just a run in his eight innings and picking up two victories in the NLCS. Urias will likely make a start or pitch as a bulk pitcher in the World Series, which starts Tuesday against the Rays. Sunday, 8:54 pm
  • Corey Seager homers again as Dodgers force Game 7
    Corey Seager smacked his sixth home run of the postseason – and fifth of the series – on Saturday, powering the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS.

    Advice: Seager opened the scoring in the contest with a one-out solo blast off of Max Fried in the opening inning – which was immediately followed by a solo shot from teammate Justin Turner. Seager’s six home runs on the postseason set a new Dodgers’ franchise record. He finished the afternoon 1-for-4 and is now hitting .333 (14-for-42) with six homers and 15 RBI in 11 games this postseason -- with five homers and 11 RBI in the NLCS alone. Saturday, 4:46 pm
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Kiermaier (hand) back in Rays' lineup for Game 7
    Kevin Kiermaier (hand) is in the Rays' lineup for Saturday's ALCS Game 7 against the Astros.

    Advice: Kiermaier is batting ninth and playing his usual center field. He hadn't started since leaving Game 3 following a HBP on the left hand, but with everything at stake the outfielder will give it a go. Kiermaier has seven hits in 33 at-bats this postseason, but of course, his defense is the real reason his return is noteworthy. Here's how the rest of the Rays' lineup will look against Astros right-hander Lance McCullers: Manuel Margot, RF; Brandon Lowe, 2B; Randy Arozarena, LF; Austin Meadows, DH; Ji-Man Choi, 1B; Willy Adames, SS; Joey Wendle, 3B; Mike Zunino, C; Kiermaier, CF. Saturday, 1:09 pm
    W, 5-0 vs Phi
  • Taylor not in Dodgers' lineup for NLCS Game 6
    Chris Taylor is not in the Dodgers' lineup for Saturday's NLCS Game 6 against the Braves.

    Advice: Taylor suffered a minor ankle injury in Friday night's Game 5, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the utilityman is feeling OK ahead of Saturday's game. "I expect him to be available," Roberts told reporters Saturday morning. With Taylor not starting, Austin Barnes will catch Walker Buehler while Will Smith will slide from catcher to designated hitter. Taylor and the Dodgers will need to win Saturday for the 30-year-old to get the chance to start a potential deciding Game 7 on Sunday. Saturday, 10:09 am
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Corey Seager powers Dodgers past Braves in Game 5
    Corey Seager blasted a pair of home runs and drove in three runs on Friday, powering the Dodgers to a 7-3 victory over the Braves in Game 5 of the NLCS.

    Advice: Seager got the Dodgers on the board with a solo shot off of Tyler Matzek to lead off the fourth inning. He then tagged Jacob Webb for a two-run shot in the seventh inning to extend the Dodgers lead to 7-2.  In doing so, Seager became the third shortstop to have a multi-homer game this postseason -- joining Fernando Tatis Jr. and Carlos Correa. The 26-year-old is having himself quite an impressive postseason, hitting .342 (13-for-38) with five homers and 14 RBI in 10 games. Friday, 9:42 pm
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Blake Snell gives up two runs in Game 6 loss
    Blake Snell suffered his second loss of the postseason on Friday, giving up two runs on three hits over four-plus innings against the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS.

    Advice: The left-hander punched out four on the evening while issuing four free passes. He through a lot of pitches through the first four innings, but managed to keep the Astros off the scoreboard. He returned for the fifth inning with a 1-0 lead, but issued a leadoff walk to Yuli Gurriel and then a single to Aledmys Diaz before turning the ball over to Diego Castillo. Unfortunately for Snell and the Rays, both of those inherited runners would soon come around to score, hanging the loss on Snell. We’ll see him again in the World Series if the Rays are able to triumph over the Astros in Game 7 on Saturday. Friday, 7:15 pm
  • Kevin Kiermaier (hand) held out of lineup again
    Kevin Kiermaier (hand) remained out of the Rays' lineup Friday for their ALCS Game 6 versus the Astros.

    Advice: Kiermaier hasn't started since leaving Game 3 after being hit in the left hand by a pitch and still "doesn't feel good by any means," per manager Kevin Cash. He did pinch-run and remain in for defense in Game 5 and will be available to do so again in Game 6. The Rays' lineup is as follows: Mike Brosseau 2B, Randy Arozarena DH, Hunter Renfroe RF, Yandy Diaz 1B, Brandon Lowe LF, Manuel Margot CF, Willy Adames SS, Joey Wendle 3B, Mike Zunino C. Friday, 11:10 am
    W, 5-0 vs Phi
  • Ozuna homers twice, Braves rout Dodgers in Game 4
    Marcell Ozuna homered twice, drove in four runs and had four hits in the Braves' 10-2 rout of the Dodgers in game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday. 

    Advice: After being routed 15-3 on Wednesday, it was the Braves turn to turn on the offensive fireworks. Ozuna was responsible for much of it, and tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth inning. The slugger doubled in a run to make it 3-1 Braves in the sixth, and an inning later, he crushed a solo homer to extend Atlanta's lead to 8-2. Ozuna has been a superstar for the Braves all season, and Atlanta is now just a win away from heading to the World Series. Their chance to clinch comes on Friday in Game 5. Thursday, 8:52 pm
    L, 1-9 vs Bos
  • Snell will start for Rays in Game 6 versus Astros
    Blake Snell will start Game 6 of the ALCS on Friday. 

    Advice: No surprise here. Snell will be able to pitch on regular rest for the showdown with the Astros with a chance to send the Rays to a World Series with a victory. He'll very likely be facing off against Framber Valdez; his opponent in Game 1. In that opener, Snell allowed just a run over five innings despite allowing six hits and two walks. Thursday, 6:04 pm
  • Choi's solo homer ties game in eighth vs. Astros
    Ji-Man Choi crushed a solo homer and reached four times in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Astros on Thursday. 

    Advice: Choi came up clutch in the eighth inning when he obliterated a Josh James' offering an estimated 447 feet to right and tied the game at 3-3. It's the first homer of the postseason for Choi, and just the fourth homer if you count the three hit in 42 games of the regular season. Choi also singled and drew a couple of walks. He may not be in the lineup on Friday for Game 6 with Framber Valdez expected to take the mound. Thursday, 5:44 pm
    W, 5-0 vs Phi
  • Rays' Lowe in leadoff spot in Game 5
    Brandon Lowe, who didn't start Game 4 against the Astros, is in the leadoff spot for Thursday's Game 5.

    Advice: The lineup: 2B Lowe, LF Randy Arozarena, RF Austin Meadows, DH Yandy Diaz, 1B Ji-Man Choi, CF Manuel Margot, 3B Joey Wendle, SS Willy Adames and C Mike Zunino. Kevin Kiermaier is again absent after getting hit by a pitch in Game 3. The Rays plan to use John Curtiss as an opener today. Thursday, 10:37 am
    W, 5-0 vs Phi
  • Muncy delivers grand slam in Dodgers' 15-3 rout
    Max Muncy had a grand slam, a double and two walks Wednesday as the Dodgers crushed the Braves 15-3 in Game 3 of the NLCS.

    Advice: The Dodgers still trail the series two games to one. Muncy's slam off Grant Dayton, after started Kyle Wright had already left the game, capped an 11-run first that set a postseason record for runs in an inning. The Dodgers also got homers from Joc Pederson and Edwin Rios in the first, Cody Bellinger in the second and Corey Seager in the third before going scoreless the rest of the game. Muncy also homered in Tuesday's Game 2, and he has eight homers in 29 career postseason games. The Dodgers and Braves will play Game 4 on Thursday. Clayton Kershaw and Bryse Wilson are slated to start. Wednesday, 7:54 pm
    Player Note
    Max Muncy LAD - 1B,2B,3B
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Dodgers' Urias strong for five innings in victory
    Julio Urias pitched five innings of one-run ball Wednesday to beat the Braves for his third win of the postseason.

    Advice: After having to sit and watch the 11-run top of the first, Urias started out shaky, walking the first two batters he faced. Fortunately, those ended up being his only two walks of the night, though he did still wind up throwing 101 pitches in his five innings. Urias probably won't start again during the NLCS, though he could potentially work a few innings on three days' rest if the series goes to a seventh game. Wednesday, 7:51 pm
  • Dodgers' Seager homers again, knocks in three
    Corey Seager went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double, three RBI and three runs scored versus the Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Seager has two homers, two doubles and seven RBI the last two days. He's hitting .367 with three homers, 11 RBI and a 6/5 K/BB ratio through eight postseason games this year. That has to feel especially good after the brutal NLDS he had last year against the Nationals (3-for-20, no RBI, eight strikeouts). Wednesday, 7:41 pm
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Kevin Kiermaier (hand) available off bench
    Kevin Kiermaier (hand) is available off the bench Wednesday.

    Advice: Kiermaier is still sore after being hit by a pitch Tuesday, but he can play, if needed. Manuel Margot is in center field for Game 4 on Wednesday. Wednesday, 3:26 pm
    W, 5-0 vs Phi
  • Brandon Lowe out of Rays' lineup for ALCS Game 4
    Brandon Lowe is not in the Rays' lineup for Wednesday's ALCS Game 4 against the Astros.

    Advice: Lowe was a revelation during the regular season, but the 26-year-old has scuffled to a .121/.190/.190 line in 15 games during the postseason. With some breathing room and no shortage of worthwhile alternatives, Rays manager Kevin Cash is giving Lowe a day off to try to get his head right. Mike Brosseau is playing second base in Lowe's stead for Wednesday's game against Zack Greinke and the Astros. Wednesday, 1:53 pm
    W, 5-0 vs Phi
  • Diego Castillo earns save in Rays' ALCS Gm 3 win
    Diego Castillo earned a save Tuesday as the Rays topped the Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS.

    Advice: Castillo issued back-to-back one-out walks to Abraham Toro and George Springer in the bottom of the ninth inning, bringing the tying run to the plate, but he struck out Jose Altuve (thanks in part to a questionable check-swing call) and then induced a game-ending flyout from Michael Brantley. The 26-year-old right-hander now has two saves in this best-of-seven American League Championship Series, which the Rays currently lead 3-0. Tuesday, 10:02 pm
  • Kiermaier has left hand contusion; X-rays negative
    X-rays turned up negative on Kevin Kiermaier's left hand.

    Advice: Kiermaier got struck by a 99.7 mph fastball from Enoli Paredes in his left hand/wrist area in the top of the sixth inning and was removed from the game before the bottom of the sixth, but he escaped with a contusion and could potentially be back in action for Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday, assuming the swelling isn't too severe. Manuel Margot took over in center field for the Rays to finish out Tuesday night's ALCS Game 3. Tuesday, 8:31 pm
    W, 5-0 vs Phi
  • Kiermaier leaves ALCS Game 3 after HBP to wrist
    Kevin Kiermaier was removed from Tuesday night's ALCS Game 3 against the Astros after taking a pitch off his wrist in the top of the sixth inning.

    Advice: Kiermaier looked to be in quite a bit of pain, but he did run for himself and came around to score on a big pinch-hit two-run double by Hunter Renfroe. Manuel Margot slid from right field to center field to begin the bottom of the sixth inning, with Renfroe taking over in right. Kiermaier is likely headed for X-rays. Tuesday, 8:07 pm
    W, 5-0 vs Phi
  • Muncy hits ninth-inning homer in LAD's Gm 2 loss
    Max Muncy homered Tuesday in the Dodgers' NLCS Game 2 loss to the Braves.

    Advice: It was a ninth-inning two-run homer to right field off Braves reliever Josh Tomlin. The ball had an exit velocity of 111.5 mph, which qualifies as the hardest-hit home run of Muncy's career, regular season or postseason. Tuesday, 7:56 pm
    Player Note
    Max Muncy LAD - 1B,2B,3B
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Seager drives in four in Dodgers' NLCS Gm 2 loss
    Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in the Dodgers' NLCS Game 2 loss to the Braves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Seager's three-run opposite-field homer off lefty reliever A.J. Minter finally put the Dodgers on the board in the bottom of the seventh and he helped sparked a late rally with an RBI double down the right-field line in the bottom of the ninth, but the Dodgers ultimately fell short in the 8-7 loss at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Tuesday, 7:49 pm
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Gonsolin allows five earned in Game 2 loss to ATL
    Tony Gonsolin allowed five earned runs over 4 1/3 innings Tuesday as the Dodgers dropped Game 2 of the NLCS to the Braves.

    Advice: Gonsolin was starting in place of Clayton Kershaw (back) and making his first appearance since September 26, the second-to-last day of the regular season, so you could excuse some amount of rust. But he was actually perfect through the first three innings on Tuesday -- with a pitch count of just 28 -- before issuing a leadoff walk to Ronald Acuna in the top of the fourth and then surrendering a two-run homer to Freddie Freeman. Gonsolin's night came to an end after he yielded two walks and an RBI double to rookie outfielder Cristian Pache in the top of the fifth. Los Angeles is now down 0-2 in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series. Tuesday, 7:34 pm
  • Julio Urias to start Game 3 of NLCS for Dodgers
    Julio Urias will start Game 3 of the NLCS against the Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was the logical way for the Dodgers to go, especially since Clayton Kershaw (back) has been ruled out. Urias has pitched in relief so far this postseason. He threw 68 pitches while allowing an unearned run over five innings in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Padres last Thursday. Tuesday, 11:41 am
  • Tony Gonsolin now starting NLCS Game 2 vs. Braves
    Tony Gonsolin will start Game 2 of the NLCS against the Braves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Clayton Kershaw was originally lined up for the assignment before coming down with back spasms. Gonsolin had a really good year -- 2.31 ERA with 46 strikeouts and seven walks in 46 2/3 innings -- but he hasn't pitched in 17 days. He'll be tasked with trying to help the Dodgers even up the series. Tuesday, 9:09 am
  • Enrique Hernandez provides LA's only run in Gm 1
    Enrique Hernandez homered Monday in the Dodgers' NLCS Game 1 loss to the Braves.

    Advice: It was a towering solo shot to left field that led off the bottom of the fifth inning, but that was the only truly meaningful hit that the Dodgers could muster against lefty starter Max Fried and the Atlanta bullpen as Los Angeles ultimately fell 5-1. Hernandez was making his first start of the 2020 postseason and will probably sit in Game 2 of the NLCS on Tuesday night with the Braves throwing rookie right-hander Ian Anderson. Monday, 8:57 pm
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Enrique Hernandez in lineup for NLCS Game 1 vs ATL
    Enrique Hernandez is in the Dodgers' starting lineup for Game 1 of the NLCS against the Braves on Monday.

    Advice: As expected, Hernandez will start at second base against southpaw Max Fried. A.J. Pollock will serve as the designated hitter while Chris Taylor will play left field. The full lineup for Los Angeles: Mookie Betts RF, Corey Seager SS, Justin Turner 3B, Max Muncy 1B, Will Smith C, Cody Bellinger CF, Pollock DH, Hernandez 2B, Taylor LF. Walker Buehler will start the series opener for L.A. Monday, 12:40 pm
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
  • Castillo gets five out save in first game of ALCS
    Diego Castillo got the final five outs of Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros on Sunday. 

    Advice: Castillo came in with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning, and he was able to get Yuli Gurriel to ground into a double play to end the threat. He allowed a hit and a walk in the ninth, but was able to keep the Astros from scoring and gave the Rays a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Castillo looks healthy, and should be pitching in high-leverage situations for the rest of this series. Oct 11, 8:28 pm
  • Snell allows just solo homer in Game 1 victory
    Blake Snell allowed a run in five innings of work on Sunday in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros.

    Advice: It wasn’t always pretty, but it was effective. The Blake Snell special. Snell allowed six hits, and he walked two. The only run allowed, however, was on a solo shot to Jose Altuve, and he was able to make the key pitch to keep the Astros from reaching the plate from the first inning on. The 27-year-old threw 105 pitches, so it’s unlikely we see him back on the mound until Game 4 at the earliest with Game 5 on Friday -- if necessary -- a more likely next appearance. Oct 11, 8:28 pm
  • Hernandez will start against Braves on Monday
    Enrique Hernandez will be in the starting lineup Monday in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Braves. 

    Advice: With Max Fried on the mound, the Dodgers will have Hernandez get the start against the southpaw. He's notoriously hit well against left-handers, and while he posted just a .688 OPS against them in 2020, that was a sample of just 45 at-bats. Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register expects Hernandez to play second base with Chris Taylor moving to left field and AJ Pollock at DH. Oct 11, 3:43 pm
    W, 5-0 vs LAA
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