Montas is probably the most talented starter on either of these teams right now.
• Ranking all 56 players in this World Series This is the first game the Marlins have had the starting-pitching advantage, and they clearly need it. Below is the full schedule for the 2020 postseason. Or is Ronald Acuña Jr. too young and too brash to remember, or care, about any of that?
Major League Baseball announced its schedule for the 2020 Postseason, highlighted by the first neutral-site Fall Classic in modern history. These five-games-in-five-days Division Series will put a strain on your pitching staff, and the Astros have already gotten nearly half their innings so far from their 'pen. • Can the best Dodgers team yet end L.A.'s World Series drought? (0:52). The Braves have been bumping their head on the NLDS ceiling for nearly 20 years, even losing four Game 5s in that time. • Inside the inning that saved the Dodgers' season The expanded postseason originally featured 16 teams.
The unique 2020 MLB playoffs started with a bang -- with an unprecedented wild-card round of best-of-three series -- but now things have taken on a more familiar look, with the World Series set. The Padres can get rolling like no other team in baseball. • How Mookie Betts made the super-sabermetric WS super-fun But that’s 15 runs in two games the Yankees pitchers have given up, to a team that’s not supposed to be that powerful, or at least doesn’t have their lineup as their primary strength. Hey, don’t listen to me on this one. Passan: Postseason baseball, this is Fernando Tatis Jr. Ian Anderson's emergence makes Braves biggest threat for Dodgers. • Best bets for Dodgers-Rays World Series
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• Mookie's electric catch helps save the day in Game 6 As MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal noted after Game 1: The Dodgers are “built to withstand virtually any obstacle.” That was the case again in Game 2. Will Dodgers be OK if Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin don't contribute more? • What's next for teams already out of the playoffs If Greinke’s arm soreness isn’t gone by 3:30 p.m. After all, that’s exactly what happened in the Wild Card Series: When Tatis hit a three-run homer in Game 2, the entire series turned around. ET, Fox (if necessary), Game 7: Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 8:09 p.m. The Series is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 20 through Wednesday, Oct. 28. And now Arozarena is batting third for a team that’s one win away from stomping out the Evil Empire and putting up a postseason batting line that’s so absurd it makes you almost wince: .600/.636/1.250. ET on Wednesday, Cristian Javier, who has pitched out of the bullpen so far this postseason, will have to make the start. • Where did Rays' Randy Arozarena come from? Mookie's electric catch helps save the day in Game 6, When Will Smith homered off Will Smith in the NLCS, Inside the inning that saved the Dodgers' season, Braves making the improbable real against Dodgers, Walker Buehler's early exits trip up Dodgers' NLCS pitching plan, MLB's first fans in stands for 2020 attend NLCS opener, Why Rays-Yankees could be the series of the playoffs, How Luke Voit became the Yankees out-of-nowhere MVP, Correa, Astros embrace postseason role as MLB bad guys, Looking for some playoff spice? • The plays and decisions that got L.A. back to the World Series, MORE: Sign up for the ESPN Daily Newsletter. • Dodgers-Rays World Series matches up baseball's best in 2020 • Relieved Rays enjoy earning AL pennant in strange, tough 2020 You just knew the Padres were winning after that. The Marlins are building their franchise around pitchers like Sánchez performing in big spots.
A’s-Astros, Game 4 (3:30 p.m. But the Padres have poked them for weaknesses this entire series, but, as close as they got in the ninth inning of Game 2, they have found none. With the Yankees' offense, Montgomery and whomever comes after him (Deivi García first, probably) won’t have to be perfect: Giancarlo Stanton is apparently going to provide a good portion of run support all on his own. (He actually had the highest strikeout rate of his career this year.) • Inside Cody Bellinger's Game 1 HR off Tyler Glasnow Times are subject to change. Or any pitching?
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The Yankees don’t have to have great pitching. MVP?