October can be a cold, cruel month. Just ask Milwaukee's rookie right fielder and the others who have slipped up at the worst times.
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NL MVP candidate Christian Yelich, who suffered a broken right kneecap Sept. 10, says the Brewers can hold their heads high despite a stunning collapse in the NL wild-card game.
A top reliever melts down, a young star emerges and one team moves on. With that, Buster welcomes Dave Schoenfield to break down the wild NL Wild Card game that was (11:05). Then, ESPN's Matt Vasgersian talks about the crazy atmosphere expected for tonight's AL Wild Card (27:11) and Susan Sussman of the San Fransisco Chronicle (34:53) and Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times (39:20) preview tonight's A's/Rays showdown. Plus, "Hembo Knows" (43:50).
William Weinbaum ESPN
The Phillies announced plans Tuesday to extend safety netting for 2020, becoming the 13th MLB team to commit to or put in extensions since a toddler's 5/29 head injury on a foul liner in Houston. The Astros, Braves, Chisox, Dodgers, Nats & O's have installed extensions & the Brewers, D-backs, Jays, Pirates, Rangers & Royals said they plan to. Some teams say they're considering extensions and the Marlins had extended theirs to 150 feet past each dugout before the 2019 season.
Brewers rookie Trent Grisham was crestfallen after his eighth-inning error in right field propelled the Nationals to a wild-card win Tuesday. "It's going to sting," he said. "It's going to sting for a long time."
Behind Juan Soto's big hit and a Milwaukee error, Washington staged an improbable comeback in the NL wild-card game.
Washington's Juan Soto delivered a bases-loaded single against Josh Hader that scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Nationals rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in the NL wild-card game Tuesday night.
Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
Nats Park just got real quiet. Two batters in, the Brewers took a 2-0 lead after Trent Grisham walked and Yasmani Grandal homered. Should be interesting to see just how much rope manager Davey Martinez gives ace Max Scherzer.
Buster speaks to Rosiak about the statuses of Ryan Braun and Lorenzo Cain, as well as how Craig Counsell will approach managing tonight's winner-take-all NL Wild Card game.
Can the Dodgers win their first title since 1988? Or will the Astros, Yankees or Twins finish off 100-plus-win seasons with a World Series trophy? Our experts make their postseason picks.
With the Brewers and Nationals set to face off in tonight's winner-take-all NL Wild Card game, Buster speaks to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Todd Rosiak about Milwauke's swath of injuries (27:43) and MASN's Mark Zuckerman about Washington's pitching approach (34:01). But before that, Buster and Jon Sciambi discuss what kind of deal Anthony Rendon will command in the offseason, the firing of Brad Ausmus and more (3:37). Plus, Sarah Langs and a NL Wild Card-centric "Numbers Game" (22:50).
Playoff baseball is here, with Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals hosting the red-hot Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild-card game.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Thursday's NLDS Game 1 from Dodger Stadium will take place at either 5:37 PT (if it's the Nationals) or 6:37 PT (if it's the Brewers). TBS will broadcast it.
Some have fallen just short of the biggest prize. Others are trying to bring a first World Series title to their city. Who enters the postseason with the most weight on their shoulders?
The Astros, Yankees and Dodgers clearly were up to the task all season, but which teams were pleasant surprises and which ones disappointed?
Balls have been leaving the yard at record rates all season long. Here's what that means for the postseason.
Already relegated to an NL wild-card spot, the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Sunday when Jake Faria threw a wild pitch in the 13th inning that allowed the winning run to score.
Sorting through the playoff field, we asked our experts to predict how this October will unfold and which postseason heroes will emerge.
St. Louis advances to the NL Division Series, which starts Thursday at Atlanta, while the second-place Brewers will play at Washington in the NL wild-card game Tuesday night, with the winner moving on to play the Dodgers.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
The 2019 MLB playoff field is officially set. The Brewers and Nats will meet in the NL wild-card game with the winner facing the Dodgers in one NLDS and Cardinals-Braves the other. The Rays will face the A's in the AL wild-card game with the winner playing the Astros in one ALDS and Twins-Yankees the other matchup.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
The NL Central is still up in the air on the final day of the regular season. St. Louis wins the division with either a win or a Milwaukee loss. But if neither of those happen, the Brewers and Cardinals would play a one-game tiebreaker in St. Louis on Monday (3 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN Radio) for the division crown.
Can Kenley Jansen still dominate? Will Jack Flaherty's hot hand keep sizzling? We examine the big questions for the 10 postseason-bound ballclubs.
Milwaukee closer Josh Hader gave up a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning and the Brewers lost to Colorado 3-2 in the 10th Saturday night, preventing them from catching St. Louis atop the NL Central.
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will miss the final two scheduled games of the regular season because of a mild left calf strain.