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  1. Royals make big statement with big inning

    David Schoenfield

    And we have a series! For everyone worried about a San Francisco Giants sweep, the Kansas City Royals had something to say about that. It was great to see the Royals fans enjoying a victory -- a game much more tense and exciting than the 7-2 final sc...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  2. Matchup: Peavy versus Ventura

    David Schoenfield

    Game 2 of the World Series features an intriguing matchup of 33-year-old Jake Peavy of the Giants against 23-year-old rookie Yordano Ventura of the Royals. Peavy was once a hard-throwing youngster like Ventura; now he's the crafty veteran who throws ...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  3. Too much Bumgarner for Royals in Game 1

    David Schoenfield

    After a postseason that has given us game after game of late-inning drama, I guess we were due for a game such as this one. You feel bad for Royals fans who were so excited and pumped up before the game. Although the team that won Game 1 has gone on ...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  4. Matchup: Bumgarner versus Shields

    David Schoenfield

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jerry Crasnick previews Game 1 of the World Series here, Jonah Keri and Ben Lindbergh of Grantland have five keys for each team here and Buster Olney writes about the importance of Madison Bumgarner holding on Royals baserunners h...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  5. The wit, wisdom and poetry of Hunter Pence

    David Schoenfield

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With his mop of curly hair, pants hiked up above his knees and energetic style of play, Hunter Pence is a fan favorite not just in San Francisco but across the country. Fans in out-of-town cities began bringing clever Hunter Pence...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  6. Ten reasons to love this World Series

    David Schoenfield

    KANSAS CITY -- I know what some of you are thinking: "Hey, aren't you the idiot who just called this the worst World Series ever? So what's up with this piece, pal?" Well, yes, the headline was admittedly a little provocative and it certainly stirred...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  7. Fun World Series factoids and oddities

    David Schoenfield

    Diane Firstman of the wonderful Value Over Replacement Grit blog has her World Series preview up, full of fun and random facts about players on both teams. Check it out!...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  8. Don't forget about underrated Giants pen

    David Schoenfield

    Here's a number that may or may not surprise you. We know how great the Royals' late-inning bullpen group has been all season. Indeed, the Royals are 65-4 when leading entering the seventh inning. But the Giants, even though Sergio Romo lost his c...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  9. How to beat Herrera, Davis, Holland

    David Schoenfield

    As we've seen so far in the postseason, good luck beating the Kansas City Royals late in the game. Their late-game trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland were dominant in the regular season -- all posted ERAs under 1.50, making them the ...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  10. Welcome to the worst World Series ever

    David Schoenfield

    I guess somebody needs to say it: This isn't exactly the 1927 Yankees battling the 1975 Big Red Machine. The Kansas City Royals won 89 games during the regular season and the San Francisco Giants won 88, the fourth-fewest combined wins in World Se...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  11. Chat wrap: Let's talk playoffs

    David Schoenfield

    Special edition baseball chat! Click here to check out Friday's chat wrap....

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Giants rally as bullpen stifles Cards

    David Schoenfield

    Man, we had a lot of stuff going on in this game. Both starters got knocked out early, 13 pitchers were used altogether, the Giants had another unlikely rally, the fans were loud, Hunter Pence signs were everywhere, the sky was beautiful and it was a...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  15. Cardinals rally but then throw away Game 3

    David Schoenfield

    Hey, extra innings! A game that was 4-0 after one inning and looked like it would be a snoozefest turned into another exciting game decided by one run. The Giants won it 5-4 in 10 innings to take the series lead. Five key moments: 1. Bad bunt, goo...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  16. 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