Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 28, 2015

MLB’s Beat the Streak contest challenges fans to take on one of baseball’s most legendary records. To win, fans must select up to two players each day who they think will get a base, and run a streak up to Continue reading Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 28, 2015

Mike Trout is Showing He’s Human in August

Since his emergence in 2012, Angels outfielder Mike Trout has been a baseball dominating machine. He’s put up offense numbers that have rivaled all-time greats and drawn comparisons to Mickey Mantle. He’s flashed highlight reel, death defying catches in the Continue reading Mike Trout is Showing He’s Human in August

Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 27, 2015

MLB’s Beat the Streak contest challenges fans to take on one of baseball’s most legendary records. To win, fans must select up to two players each day who they think will get a base, and run a streak up to Continue reading Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 27, 2015

The Ninth Inning: Where No-Hitters Go To Die

Justin Verlander was so close to another no-hitter last night I’m sure he could almost taste it. Unfortunately, close doesn’t get your name written down in the record books. Verlander took a no-hit bid all the way into the ninth Continue reading The Ninth Inning: Where No-Hitters Go To Die

Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 26, 2015

MLB’s Beat the Streak contest challenges fans to take on one of baseball’s most legendary records. To win, fans must select up to two players each day who they think will get a base, and run a streak up to Continue reading Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 26, 2015

Thou Shalt Not Quick Pitch

There was a bit of an incident during the seventh inning of last night’s Mets-Phillies game. With the Mets trying to preserve a one-run lead in the seventh inning, reliever Hansel Robles quick-pitched Darin Ruf while Ruf’s head was still Continue reading Thou Shalt Not Quick Pitch

The Mets’ Offense Has Heated Up, and That’s a Very Scary Thing

Talk about making a grand entrance. In his return last night, Mets captain David Wright launched a 428-foot, moonshot home run that landed in the upper deck of Citizens Bank Park – in his first at-bat since April. Wright’s homer Continue reading The Mets’ Offense Has Heated Up, and That’s a Very Scary Thing

Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 25, 2015

MLB’s Beat the Streak contest challenges fans to take on one of baseball’s most legendary records. To win, fans must select up to two players each day who they think will get a base, and run a streak up to Continue reading Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 25, 2015

Podcast Episode 40 – The Wild, Wild AL Wild Card Race

In this week’s episode, Matthew George and Brandon Mattingly try to break down the wild and crazy AL Wild Card race and pick who they think will ultimately claim the second Wild Card berth. They also talk Mike Fiers’ controversial Continue reading Podcast Episode 40 – The Wild, Wild AL Wild Card Race

Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 24, 2015

MLB’s Beat the Streak contest challenges fans to take on one of baseball’s most legendary records. To win, fans must select up to two players each day who they think will get a base, and run a streak up to Continue reading Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 24, 2015

Rangers Have Gone From Lurkers to Leaders in AL Wild Card Race

When the Rangers made the trade to acquire Cole Hamels, most expected it was with an eye toward 2016 and beyond. Perhaps we were mistaken. We are now a mere 40 games away from the end of the regular season, Continue reading Rangers Have Gone From Lurkers to Leaders in AL Wild Card Race

2015 Postseason Schedule Details

Earlier this week, Major League Baseball released the schedule for the 2015 postseason. I meant to post about it on the day of the release, but was unable. Better late than never, plus there’s still plenty of regular season left Continue reading 2015 Postseason Schedule Details

Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 21, 2015

MLB’s Beat the Streak contest challenges fans to take on one of baseball’s most legendary records. To win, fans must select up to two players each day who they think will get a base, and run a streak up to Continue reading Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 21, 2015

Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 19, 2015

MLB’s Beat the Streak contest challenges fans to take on one of baseball’s most legendary records. To win, fans must select up to two players each day who they think will get a base, and run a streak up to Continue reading Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 19, 2015

Red Sox Hire Dave Dombrowski, Effective Immediately

When the Tigers parted ways with president and general manager Dave Dombrowski earlier this month, everyone pretty much knew he would land on his feet, and soon. It’s only been 15 days, and another team has already scooped him up. Continue reading Red Sox Hire Dave Dombrowski, Effective Immediately

Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 17, 2015

MLB’s Beat the Streak contest challenges fans to take on one of baseball’s most legendary records. To win, fans must select up to two players each day who they think will get a base, and run a streak up to Continue reading Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 17, 2015

Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 14, 2015

MLB’s Beat the Streak contest challenges fans to take on one of baseball’s most legendary records. To win, fans must select up to two players each day who they think will get a base, and run a streak up to Continue reading Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 14, 2015

It’s Time To Panic In D.C.

Another day. Another Nationals loss. Another Mets win. Another game dropped in the NL East standings. Washington has lost three in a row now. New York has won four straight, and not only have they overtaken the Nationals in the Continue reading It’s Time To Panic In D.C.

Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 13, 2015

MLB’s Beat the Streak contest challenges fans to take on one of baseball’s most legendary records. To win, fans must select up to two players each day who they think will get a base, and run a streak up to Continue reading Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 13, 2015

Nick Swisher Was Too Annoying for the Indians’ Clubhouse

Nick Swisher is famous for his overflowing optimism and enthusiasm. For a team actually contending, I’m sure that has an infectious and positive effect. For one that’s losing, it apparently is simply too annoying to deal with. Perhaps that’s part Continue reading Nick Swisher Was Too Annoying for the Indians’ Clubhouse

Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 12, 2015

MLB’s Beat the Streak contest challenges fans to take on one of baseball’s most legendary records. To win, fans must select up to two players each day who they think will get a base, and run a streak up to Continue reading Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 12, 2015

Cueto Receives Royal Reception In KC Home Debut

“This is the most intensity that I’ve felt [at a ballpark]. This is by far the most.” Those were the words of new Royals ace Johnny Cueto, talking through an interpreter about his home debut in Kansas City. They’re words Continue reading Cueto Receives Royal Reception In KC Home Debut

Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 11, 2015

MLB’s Beat the Streak contest challenges fans to take on one of baseball’s most legendary records. To win, fans must select up to two players each day who they think will get a base, and run a streak up to Continue reading Brandon’s and Matthew’s Beat the Streak Picks for August 11, 2015

Podcast Episode 39 – The Surges and the Struggles

My, what a difference one week makes. Several teams have surged to the forefront of the playoff picture, while several others may be beginning to falter a bit. Matthew George and Brandon Mattingly talk about the week that was for Continue reading Podcast Episode 39 – The Surges and the Struggles