The Dodgers have issued qualifying offers to Corey Seager and Chris Taylor. Both rejected them, as expected.
As of a week ago the Dodgers seemed to express some interest in several members of the Reds’ pitching staff, Luis Castillo and Sonny Gray. There’s been no news since the initial report, so who knows?
Let ‘er rip. Rumor, fact, innuendo, they’re all good.
Braves at Astros, 5:09 PM PDT, TV: Fox
LHP Max Fried (Postseason 1-2, 5.40 ERA) tries to nail the series victory down for the Braves. Standing in his way is RHP Luis Garcia (Postseason 1-2, 7.62 ERA) of the Astros.
Fried had a shaky outing in Game 2, giving up five runs in the game’s first two innings. But much of the damage against him came on ground-ball singles through the holes, and he settled in as the game evolved. Garcia allowed one run on three hits with four walks and six strikeouts in only 3 2/3 innings in Game 3 on Friday.
On this date in baseball history Chase Utley homered twice in Game Five of the 2009 World Series, staving off elimination by the Yankees for one more day. The Cubs beat the Indians 8-7 in ten innings in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series to win their first title in 108 years.
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