FP Santangelo on The Drive - 12/07/16FP Santangelo shares his insight on the new San Francisco Giants closing pitcher.
5 Things: The Giants Win A Week, While The Butler Never Could Do It In OaklandWhether nationally or locally, the 2016 Major League Baseball season is getting very interesting down the stretch. Just 20 games or so remain for 30 teams across the nation, and the playoffs are just around the corner. Last week’s action gave us some great moments, from the nation’s capitol to Motown to the West Coast.
Nationals Acquire Lefty Reliever Rzepczynski From AthleticsThe Washington Nationals have acquired left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski from the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Max Schrock.
5 Things: Big Comebacks, Motown Perfection And A Triple PlayThe week leading up to the Major League Baseball non-waivers trade deadline was as wild as any other week of the season, but every moment seems more magnified as the 2016 regular season enters its final third. There was no shortage of amazing baseball last week, starting with big comebacks and a fun triple play.
Cain's Strong Outing Leads Giants Past Nationals 3-1Matt Cain threw five hitless innings for his 100th career victory and the San Francisco Giants held the Washington Nationals to three hits in a 3-1 win Sunday.
Nationals Hold Off Giants' Rally In 9th In 4-2 WinRyan Zimmerman had two hits and scored a run, Trea Turner added two hits and an RBI and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday night.
5 Things: A Week Of Walk-Off Wins In MLBEverywhere Major League Baseball fans turned last week, a team was winning a game with a walk-off plate appearance. The Chicago White Sox won two games via the walk off last week, yet they also lost two games via the walk off. The Oakland Athletics won two straight games over the Tampa Bay Rays, and at the Coliseum, that means pies in the face for the player that just won the game. The St. Louis Cardinals won a big game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a walk-off home run this week, too.
Keidel: Stephen Strasburg Finally Living Up To HypeWashington Nationals' pitcher Stephen Strasburg is having a marvelous season at 13-0. Will it become a historic Cy Young season?
MLB 5 Things: Cubs Down, Giants UpFor all the noise about the Chicago Cubs this season, it's now the San Francisco Giants with the best record in baseball. Of course, that doesn't mean anything come October, as the Giants well know: Each of their last three World Series titles have come when they did not have the best record in the National League.
Keidel: Nats And Mets Going In Opposite DirectionsThe Washington Nationals look like the team they're supposed to be, sweeping the New York Mets, who look nothing like the team they were.
5 Things: The Giants Roll, The Rangers Roam Free, And The Blue Jays Just Bomb Home RunsOut in the National League West, the San Francisco Giants continue to dominate their easy schedule, while the Texas Rangers are doing the same in the American League West. Are these two division races over already?
5 Things: The Defending Champs Are In Trouble, While Strasburg is 10-0The American League East Division has more teams in the hunt than MLB fans realize, thanks to resurgent weeks by both the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. Is it the best division in baseball this year? Probably. However, there's a pitcher in the NL East no one is paying attention to, despite his 10-0 start to the season that including an amazing strikeout rate so far.