On Monday night, the St. Louis Cardinals lost, 8-1, to the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. It was, to put it mildly, a feeble effort. The Cardinals have been outscored in the series 13-2, they are slugging .143 for the series (roughly the equivalent of an American League pitcher) and they have a strikeout-walk ratio of 34:3. Their ace was on the mound for Game 3, their No. 1 and 2 hitters are a combined 0-for-21 and they have one RBI for the series (on a ball that should have been caught). This is not going well. This series feels over.
The Yankees and Astros plan all-bullpen games from the start in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series in a sign of the times.
Former major league All-Star and National League (NL) Manager of the Year Matt Williams will bring his coaching talent to South Korea.
The Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced Williams as their new manager on Tuesday. The Tigers said Williams has agreed to a three-year deal, without disclosing financial details.
The Tigers said Williams is the right man to carry out the club’s vision of establishing data-driven player development and instilling a sense of professionalism in the clubhouse.
Well, as a league that is true. But not so much for the Diamondbacks.
Per the article and the table inside, the DBacks had one one of the most significant drops, a whopping 27% !
Nick Piecoro from October 11th, details the organizations next wave of players and their focus on approach and discipline. Geraldo Perdomo is featured.