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  1. Bumgarner crushes Pirates in shutout

    David Schoenfield

    Hey, we weren't going to top the American League wild-card game. But we certainly hoped for a more exciting game than this one. Here are five things to think about in the San Francisco Giants' 8-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1. Madison Bumgar...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  2. Lineups, roster decisions for Giants, Pirates

    David Schoenfield

    Can we top the American League wild-card game? Unlikely, but PNC Park promises to be one of the best atmospheres you'll see all postseason, just like last year when the Pirates beat the Reds in the wild-card game. Giants lineup CF Gregor Blanco ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  3. Royals' win one of most dramatic ever

    David Schoenfield

    I didn't feel like I gave proper perspective to Tuesday's night wild-card game, so here's a quick follow-up post. How unlikely and dramatic was the Royals' win, considering they trailed 7-3 in the bottom of the eighth, 7-6 in the ninth and 8-7 in the...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  4. How the A's lost the wild-card game

    David Schoenfield

    This is supposed to about the five key things that decided this game. There were about 20 of those. Or 50. Or 100. I lost track somewhere there in the 10th or 11th inning of one of the craziest, wildest, most improbable baseball games I can remember ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  5. Ned Yost shows why he's a terrible manager

    David Schoenfield

    I'm all for thinking outside the box in the postseason, especially in a one-game situation like a wild-card game. But it's another thing to think so far outside the box and pull off one of the worst managerial decisions in recent history. The Kans...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  6. Key roster decisions for A's-Royals

    David Schoenfield

    The Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals have announced their 25-man rosters for Tuesday's wild-card game and since rosters can be changed before the Division Series, it's no surprise that both teams left several starting pitchers off their roste...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  7. The implications of Game No. 162

    David Schoenfield

    We began Saturday with six teams playing for something: Trying to win a division title, trying stay alive for a division title, trying to clinch a wild card, or, in the case of the Seattle Mariners, just trying to keep alive the faintest of hopes tha...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  8. What are odds of Monday baseball?

    David Schoenfield

    Heading into the weekend, we have the slim possibility of three potential tiebreaker games Monday. This wouldn't be unusual in the wild-card era. We had one last season between the Rays and Rangers (the Rays won 5-2 behind David Price's complete game...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  9. How are Pirates, Cards lining up rotations?

    David Schoenfield

    The playoff teams are set in the National League, but we don't yet know the order. Three things are still in play: 1. The Cardinals lead the Pirates by one game in the NL Central. 2. The Pirates lead the Giants by one game in the wild-card race...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  10. Bullpen cloud still hangs over Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    It's the postseason. Maybe it's the wild-card game. Maybe it's the Division Series or the ALCS or even the World Series. The Detroit Tigers are leading 3-2. It's the ninth inning. Say Max Scherzer or David Price has gone the first eight innings, but ...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  11. One week left: 10 games to watch

    David Schoenfield

    Some races were cleared up over the weekend, but the AL wild-card standings remain a three-for-two proposition, the Pirates and Giants are battling for home-field advantage in the NL wild card, and the AL Central, NL Central and NL West haven't quite...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  12. Who may pitch the wild-card games?

    David Schoenfield

    We're getting close enough to the end of the season to start speculating on who could pitch in the wild-card games. Teams won't necessarily have the luxury of lining up their best pitcher -- two years ago, for example, the Orioles went with Joe Saund...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  13. A's on brink of historic collapse

    David Schoenfield

    After another loss on Friday, Oakland's lead in the wild-card race is down to two games over Seattle and 2.5 over Detroit entering Saturday's action. In other words, the A's biggest worry now isn't so much the AL West title as simply holding on for a...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  14. Five reasons the Dodgers have struggled

    David Schoenfield

    The Dodgers enter Monday's game against the Reds with a 33-31 record, good enough to be in the thick of this year's wild-card race but 9.5 games behind the best-in-baseball Giants. Mediocrity may be good enough for now, but it's certainly not what wa...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  15. Hisashi Iwakuma is one of baseball's best

    David Schoenfield

    If the season ended right now (5:48 p.m. ET), the Mariners would be in the playoffs, tied with the Angels for the two American League wild-card spots, a half-game ahead of the Orioles. They're 31-28, just beat the Braves for the second time in Atlant...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  16. Rangers' roster turnover a good thing

    David Schoenfield

    It has been a terrific four-year run for the Texas Rangers: 90 wins and a trip to the World Series in 2010, 96 wins and one strike away from a World Series title in 2011, 93 wins and a wild-card spot in 2012 and 91 wins in 2013. The Rangers and Rays ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014