Daily Archives: October 3, 2016
The week in review: The Milwaukee Brewers were on the road for the final week of the 2016 season, starting with three games in Texas and then three games in Colorado. Milwaukee took the first game of the Texas series, 8-3, and then fell 6-4 and 8-5. They started off with a 4-1 loss to the Rockies and then rebounded to go undefeated in October, winning Saturday and Sunday in extra innings by scores of 4-3 and 6-4. Milwaukee finished the season in fourth place in the NL Central with a 73-89 record, 30.5 games behind the division-winning Chicago Cubs.
The playoffs are here and if the end of the season is an example of what we have coming this year, I am excited. Once again my favorite team, the Seattle Mariners, failed to make the playoffs but they were in it until game 161, so although I’m disappointed they didn’t make it, being in it until the end is better than normal for the M’s.
Enough with my favorite team, time to talk about who I think is going to win it all this year, starting with the Wild Card Games.
Read the rest of Josh’s Playoff Predictions via 9 Inning Know It All
WHEN THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS SEASON LOOKED TO BE IN JEOPARDY, EZEQUIEL CARRERA STEPPED UP AND PERFORMED WHEN THEY NEEDED HIM.
It came down to the wire, but the Toronto Blue Jays are headed to the postseason for the second straight year. This time, their tickets weren’t punched as early, or as easily as last. No, this team lost its footing on the division and barely hung on to a Wild Card spot. But, thanks to some solid pitching and some key contributors, they get to keep playing in October.
One of those key contributors is Ezequiel Carrera. In fact, he just might the guy who saved their 2016 season.
The first half of the season saw no reason to utilize Carrera as more than a 4th outfielder who could give some guys a day of rest. Michael Saunders was on a tear, Kevin Pillar was flying around, protecting center field from and danger and Jose Bautista was…there in right field. There just seemed no room for the 29 yr old from Venezuela. Carrera and his lifetime .255/.314/356 would be the little used bench guy.
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