The iconic Hall of Famer and intimidating St. Louis Cardinals legend, Bob Gibson, passed away on Friday at the age of 84 from complications with cancer. The former Cardinal and Harlem Globetrotter leaves one of the most memorable impressions on the game of any player to have suited up..
Despite not having their two best starters available, the San Diego Padres found a way to manufacture a series win to head to the NLDS where they will face the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres used 26 pitchers to cover 27 innings of baseball, including using nine pitchers in the series clincher.
The Chicago Cubs entered the series against the Miami Marlins as the higher seed. They were entirely outplayed on every front by the lower seeded Marlins.
Thursday night’s performance by Clayton Kershaw was a dominating one in which he set the tone with the very first batter of the game. Kershaw’s dominance played a major part in the Dodgers advancing to the NLDS. The Dodgers host the Padres next.
With the sudden retirement of Ron Gardenhire, the Detroit Tigers are in the market for a new manager. A.J. Hinch and Alex Cora, the two managers recently disciplined for their roles in sign stealing scandals, are both on the Tigers’ short list for replacing Gardenhire.