Arizona Diamondbacks Daily Dose: Thor Owns Cubs
This period on the MLB calendar is usually considered the dead point of the offseason because for teams like the Arizona Diamondbacks, nothing significant is going to happen until after the World Series ends.
With that in mind, we are all baseball fans, and even though the D-backs aren’t competing for a World Series title, October baseball and the drama that comes with it is always exciting.
Here is your Arizona Diamondbacks Daily Dose with links and my thoughts on the biggest stories concerning the D-backs and the rest of MLB.
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Around the MLB:
Thor, Mets win Game 2 4-1, take 2-0 series lead over the Cubs in the NLCS-MLB.com
My Thoughts: The Mets have a better and deeper rotation than the Cubs and that is why they are winning this series. Matt Harvey was dominant in Game 1 and Noah Syndergaard followed up that performance with a dominating effort of his own. Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta weren’t.
Mets likely won’t face Jon Lester in Game 4–Rising Apple
My Thoughts: This only serves the Mets well. Lester hasn’t been at his best this season or in October, but we have seen him perform his best when the lights are shining the brightest and when everything is on the line.
Matt Harvey’s triceps sore, still on track for Game 5-Rising Apple
My Thoughts: Harvey is going to have to pitch with pain because the Mets can’t afford not to start the Dark Knight. It’s non-negotiable at this point.
Key Factors for the Blue Jays in Game 3 of the ALCS-Jays Journal
My Thoughts: Marcus Stroman has to pitch well if the Jays are going to beat Johnny Cueto. Stroman says he is on a mission. Talk is cheap. His performance on the mound will have to do the talking.
Royals cant take anything for granted-Kings of Kauffman
Goldy, Pollock nominated for Esurance MLB Awards–Dbacks.com
My Thoughts: They deserve it. Plain and Simple
Double Plus: Hitting Offense Hard–Inside the Zona
My Thoughts: Even though I don’t always agree with saber metric thinking, Jeff and Ryan do great work on this site, and I highly recommend checking them out!
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