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Le 17 novembre 2017, 09:54 dans Humeurs 0

Ben Zobrist discusses the Cubs' disappointing end to the season after a loss to the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLCS "There were a bunch of doubters out there, and a lot of people saying things that Javier Baez Jerseys we knew weren't going to be true and we ended up proving a lot of people wrong," Chicago's Kris Bryant said. "That's a satisfying piece to take from the season." Whether it was a World Series hangover or a sophomore jinx, or simply injuries to key players or difficulty finding guys to fill certain roles, the first half was a struggle. "The first part prior to the All-Star break, I could sense it, you can smell it, you can feel it, it's true," Maddon said of the Cubs' slow start. "So what's that mean? It means that our guys are somewhat fatigued from the end of last season. When you watch them, it's not familiar because they're not playing with that same mental energy that you're normally used to seeing." But they rebooted at the break. "We were still behind Milwaukee significantly," Maddon said. "And then post-break, we catch some rest, and we play Javier Baez Jerseys like we can. We start smelling it. You go to Milwaukee in September, and this really became familiar again, the method. How we go about our business, the adrenaline rush, the mental energy, the focus, all that stuff came back to us." The Brewers swept the Cubs at Wrigley Field from Sept. 8-10, but Chicago then went on a 15-4 run to finish the season and repeat as NL Central champs. "I know everybody goes back to the first half of the season and likes to nitpick, but we won the division, made the playoffs," Jon Lester said. "Sometimes you're not always going to be in the World Series. The Dodgers are a really good Chicago Cubs Jerseys Addison Russell Jerseys team and they're playing really good baseball. Anthony Rizzo Jerseys This series showed it. You just move on. Your goal every Spring Training is to win the World Series. We put ourselves in a really good position to get to that point, and we weren't able to do it." So what are you waiting for, stop your mouse, click here, refuel!

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Le 28 octobre 2017, 09:22 dans Humeurs 0

DYK? Facts, figures from Saturday's games Two franchises with long postseason droughts took the next steps toward reversing that history on Saturday. The Astros, who have never captured a World Series crown, rode a brilliant start by Justin Verlander and clutch performances from their All-World middle infield to a 2-1 victory over the Yankees in Game 2 of the Javier Baez Jerseys ALCS presented by Camping World, giving them a 2-0 lead in the series, which now shifts to New York. The Dodgers, who have waited for a title of their own since 1988, Chicago Cubs Jerseys got off on the right foot with a 5-2 win over the Cubs in Game 1 of the NLCS, their first victory in an NLCS since Game 1 against the Cardinals in 1985. Both games featured some top performances, boosted by timely hitting from some of the game's brightest stars. Here are some notable facts and figures from Saturday's postseason action: Verlander became the Anthony Rizzo Jerseys fifth pitcher in postseason history -- and second for the Astros -- to throw a nine-inning complete game with at least 13 strikeouts and one walk or fewer in the postseason. The Giants' Tim Lincecum was the most recent, in Game 1 of the 2010 National League Division Series against the Braves. Before him was Houston's Mike Scott in Game 1 of the 1986 NL Championship Series against the Mets. Verlander became the first starting pitcher this postseason to complete more than seven innings. He's the first to finish nine Javier Baez Jerseys innings in any LCS game since the White Sox got consecutive complete games from Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland, Freddy Garcia and Jose Contreras to finish off the Angels in Games 2-5 of the 2005 ALCS. Verlander's 124 pitches are the most in a Addison Russell Jerseys postseason game since teammate Dallas Keuchel threw 124 in Game 3 of the 2015 ALDS for Houston against the Royals. A staggering 93 of Verlander's pitches went for strikes, which is the highest total of strikes thrown in a postseason game since Verlander in Game 5 of the 2011 ALCS for the Tigers against the Rangers. So what are you waiting for, stop your mouse, click here, refuel!

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Le 26 octobre 2017, 08:39 dans Humeurs 0

Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks talks about his style of pitching in a big game and doing what it takes to win Most of Hendricks' pitches in Game 1 were fastballs, a simple approach that neutralized a formidable Nats lineup. Not known for his velocity, Hendricks said sound mechanics and improved timing helped add a little extra life on his sinker, as the pitch averaged 88.2 mph in Game 1. That slight uptick widened the velocity gap between his sinker and changeup, which helped him induce six swinging strikes on the 23 changeups he threw last Friday. Kyle Hendricks records six strikeouts and allows just Chicago Cubs Jerseys two hits over seven scoreless innings against Addison Russell Jerseys the Nationals in Game 1 of Javier Baez Jerseys the NLDS "Earlier in the year, I think my mechanics were off," Hendricks said. Addison Russell Jerseys "Once that starts coming around, you feel you can start letting it go more. You don't have to think about your mechanics as much. It just becomes more natural. So I think it's just become a little easier for me." Hendricks had hoped he wouldn't have to pitch again this series. But the Nationals, on the brink of elimination, bounced back on Wednesday in Game 4. Hendricks may not get the same attention as his teammates or Washington's rotation full of aces, but the Cubs have complete confidence in him taking the mound with their season on the line. "It's kind of how it always has been for me, just been an under-the-radar kind of guy. It doesn't bother me Anthony Rizzo Jerseys at all," Hendricks said. "I'm not the guy that's going to go out there and show all the emotion and throw 98 [mph]. That's what the fans love, and that's fine with me. "I just love going out there and competing, especially with this group of guys, and doing whatever it takes to win. That's all I care about." So what are you waiting for, stop your mouse, click here, refuel!

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