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  1. Was Giants' win best 5-game series ever?

    David Schoenfield

    While both the ALCS and NLCS were short series both were amazingly exciting. The Royals won in 10 innings, scored twice in the ninth to win 6-4 and then won two games 2-1. The Giants' five-game win over the Cardinals may have been even more exciting....

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  2. Glorious ending to a great NLCS

    David Schoenfield

    For going only five games, it was one heck of a series. Five key moments from the San Francisco Giants' 6-3 series-clinching win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series: 1. Travis Ishikawa sends the Giants to the Wo...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  3. Bumgarner stifles Cardinals in NLCS opener

    David Schoenfield

    The NLCS is a battle of two teams that know how to win! But somebody will have to lose! Game 1 was all about Madison Bumgarner as he pitched the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Five key moments: 1. Madison Bumga...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  4. SweetSpot TV: Tuesday playoff previews

    David Schoenfield

    It's another edition of Rapid Fire! Eric and myself look at Tuesday's Game 4 of the NLCS and Game 3 of the ALCS and predict the winners....

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  5. Underrated Brewers rotation will surprise

    David Schoenfield

    After the Milwaukee Brewers won 96 games and reached the NLCS in 2011, not a lot people predicted they would make the playoffs last season, primarily because they had lost first baseman Prince Fielder. I wrote before the season that the Brewers' o...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  6. Links: NLCS Game 6, Yankees' post-mortem

    David Schoenfield

    The Cardinals were certainly the favorite to beat Barry Zito and the Giants at home in Game 5, but now have to travel to San Francisco. Molly Knight writes that this added playoff pressure won't faze the Cardinals. Meanwhile, Wayne Drehs asks what we...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  7. SweetSpot TV: NLCS Game 3 preview

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I break down the storylines heading into Game 3 of the NLCS....

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  8. Scutaro, Vogelsong make it a series

    David Schoenfield

    Two snapshots from the San Francisco Giants' 7-1 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of the NLCS that evened the series at a win apiece. 1. Top of the first inning, Matt Holliday on first base, Carlos Beltran on second base with one ...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  9. Links: Bumgarner's velocity a big problem

    David Schoenfield

    If you watched Game 1 of the NLCS, you saw an obvious problem with Madison Bumgarner: He was struggling to reach 90 mph and finally fell apart in the fourth inning. After throwing eight shutout innings against the Dodgers on Aug. 20 -- throwing a sea...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  10. Lincecum pitches Giants into Game 5

    David Schoenfield

    You never want a series to turn on the health of a team's ace, but here we are: The Cincinnati Reds, up 2 games to 0 and going home for three games, will need a Game 5 victory to advance to the NLCS. With Johnny Cueto unavailable after his first-i...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  11. Giants make wrong call with Melky Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    I don't envy the decision Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy have to make with Melky Cabrera: If the Giants advance past the Division Series, Cabrera would be eligible to join the club for the NLCS. For now, the Giants apparently aren't planning on activat...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  12. Nationals, Reds clinch: NLCS preview?

    David Schoenfield

    The most important weekend in Washington Nationals history might have been the final three days of the 2008 season. The Nationals began the weekend 59-99; the Seattle Mariners began the weekend 58-101. Both teams were horrible. The Nationals had lost...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  13. Over/under: Wins for Cardinals

    David Schoenfield

    The St. Louis Cardinals were dead in 2011. And then they rose. They rallied to win the wild card on the final day of the season. They beat the Phillies in the Division Series. They beat the Brewers in the NLCS. They rallied to win one of the great...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  14. It was time for Jim Hendry to go

    David Schoenfield

    Some positive things happened under Jim Hendry's tenure: In his first season as Chicago Cubs general manager in 2003, the club won 88 games and reached the NLCS. The Cubs won another NL Central division title in 2007 and in 2008 won 97 games, the mos...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  15. What went wrong with Diamondbacks?

    David Schoenfield

    In 2007, just three seasons after losing 111 games, the Arizona Diamondbacks won 90 games and the NL West title and reached the NLCS. They were swept by red-hot division rival Colorado, but it was a terrific season for a young ballclub. The future lo...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  16. Shinjo to DH for Giants in Game 1

    David Schoenfield

    Tsuyoshi Shinjo will be the DH for the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series.

    PackageStory | October 19, 2002