Brandon Belt, Yusmeiro Petit and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, never give up, and win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes – or how long.
All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.
The National League Division Series feature some of the wealthiest teams in the league. Will the results justify the expense?
On the same day the Marlins ended their 2014 season by getting no-hit by Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals, Miami began looking ahead by giving manager Mike Redmond a two-year contract extension.
Jordan Zimmermann threw the first no-hitter by a Washington Nationals pitcher, the gem preserved by a diving catch in left field by defensive replacement Steven Souza Jr. for the final out in a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins in a regular-season finale Sunday.
Nationals manager Matt Williams won’t announce his postseason rotation until Washington’s opponent is determined, though Jordan Zimmermann is definitely in his plans.
Strasburg took over the league lead in strikeouts and gave up only two hits through six scoreless innings in his final tuneup ahead of his first postseason, helping the NL East champion Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-1 on Saturday.
When the Washington Nationals headed into the playoffs with the NL’s best record two years ago, they did so without Stephen Strasburg after he was shut down due to an innings limit.
Kike Hernandez’s grand slam, J.T. Realmuto’s three-run triple and Adeiny Hechavarria’s four hits helped the Miami Marlins beat the NL East champion Washington Nationals 15-7 for a split of a day-night doubleheader Friday.
After an impressive second half of 2014, Miami Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart will head into the offseason with an eight-walk performance he called “embarrassing.”