The Nationals advance to the franchise's first World Series and Jon Sciambi joins Buster to discuss how Washington overcame a sub-par bullpen to "obliterate" the Cardinals and if they'll match up better with the Yankees or Astros (10:12). Plus, "Hembo Knows" (28:05), Josh Reddick calls out Yankees fans (33:04) and ESPN's Marly Rivera on New York's bullpen issues and struggles against Gerrit Cole last night (34:34).
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MVP Howie Kendrick finished the four-game NLCS sweep hitting .333 with four doubles and four RBIs.
Washington is heading to the World Series for the first time in 86 years after the wild-card Nationals used a seven-run first inning and Patrick Corbin's 12-strikeout performance to hold on and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 Tuesday night for a...
Among the Cardinals' Game 4 lineup changes were Tommy Edman playing third base and hitting leadoff, Harrison Bader replacing Dexter Fowler in center field, and Jose Martinez drawing another start in right and hitting second.
With the Nationals one win away from advancing to the franchise's first World Series, Buster and Dave Schoenfield discuss Stephen Strasburg's postseason dominance, how Bryce Harper looms over this team, if the media has underrated the Nationals and more (12:10). KBME's Steve Sparks also explains why Gerrit Cole is so good and if a canceled Game 3 (weather) would benefit the Astros or Yankees more (32:20). Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (27:48).
Tim Kurkjian shares the behind-the-scenes stories of some of the wildest games, moments and characters in MLB postseason history. This week: the 2000s.
With the ALCS shifting to the Bronx, New York has to deal with the dominant Gerrit Cole, while in the NLCS, Washington looks to wrap things up.
Nothing has gone right for St. Louis in the NLCS, but things really fell apart in the third inning of Game 3, as the Nationals put a hammerlock on the series.
Stephen Strasburg took his turn silencing the Cardinals' struggling bats, Nationals postseason star Howie Kendrick doubled three times and drove in three more runs, and Washington moved one win from the city's first World Series appearance in 86 years...
Cardinals pitching coach Mike Maddux was dealing with a different kind of ace Monday, hitting two holes-in-one ahead of Game 3 of the NLCS.
With the possibility Wednesday's ALCS Game 4 between the Astros and Yankees is a rainout, MLB is considering moving a potential NLCS Game 5 between the Nationals and Cardinals to that night, sources said.
Center fielder Victor Robles homered in his return to the Nationals' lineup in their 8-1 Game 3 NLCS win on Monday, blasting a solo shot in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Astros and Yankees split the weekend and the Cardinals already find themselves in must-win mode. Sarah Langs fills in for Buster, who joins Sarah from the road to discuss Carlos Correa's big moment, Aaron Boone's managing of New York's bullpen and each team's path to winning the ALCS (17:16). Tim Kurkjian also preview's tonight's NLCS Game 3 matchup between Stephen Strasburg and Jack Flaherty (33:47). Plus, Todd Radom and "Cap Talk" (43:36).
Verlander, Strasburg, Scherzer, Tanaka, Flaherty and, yes, Gerrit Cole. These playoffs have had some great starting pitching. We rank the best of the best.
The St. Louis offense has been a no-show so far in the NLCS, and things won't get any easier against Stephen Strasburg in Game 3.
The Cardinals' offense is coming up almost all zeroes, but some of the manager's choices aren't helping.
Max Scherzer followed Anibal Sanchez's near no-hitter with a try of his own and the stingy Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series.
The Cardinals say their analytics show that baseballs are traveling on average 4.5 fewer feet in the postseason than during the regular season.
David Freese, who was named MVP after his Game 6 home run kept the Cardinals alive in the 2011 World Series, has retired. He spent the final two seasons of his 11-year career with the Dodgers.
While the Nats now have an NLCS lead to protect, the ALCS serves up a rematch of the 2017 Houston-New York series.
Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin would be scary any time of year, but in October? The job of Cardinals hitters will be anything but easy.
Anibal Sanchez's bid to make history gave Washington a Game 1 win and a reminder that he's a reason the Nationals reached the NLCS.