Jared Walsh and Mike Mayers won American League Rookie of the Month and American League Reliever of the Month respectively. Congratulations! The Angels intend to take their sweet time about replacing Billy Eppler. Meanwhile, Victor Rojas remains hiding in plain sight.
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Approximately 11,500 tickets will be available per game of the NLCS and the World Series at Globe Life Field. Presumably they will be expensive. Trevor Bauer just can’t help trolling people. He was the first pitcher in postseason history to go 7.2 innings with zero walks and 12 strikeouts. The game yesterday between the Reds and the Braves was, in fact, the first game in postseason history to enter inning number 12 with no score. Then the Reds proceeded to lose the game in the thirteenth inning. Between the two teams there were a total of 37 strikeouts, another historical record.
The Minnesota Twins were swept by the Houston Astros. We’ll have to wait for another series to see the Trashtros get their comeuppance. Tampa Bay also swept the Blue Jays. Mike Clevinger had a cortisone shot on Friday but the Padres still had to leave him off their 28 man roster for the wild card round. Billy Beane is serious about re-signing Tommy LaStella. Matt Klentak is still waiting to find out if he will be fired.
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