Kevin Sutton

Closer drama. 81 comments

It’s as if Major League Baseball said, “We need more drama. So, have your closers struggle.” Normally reliable closers like Jeremy Jeffress and Craig Kimbrel have been shaky so far in these playoffs. The more the Brewers run Jeffress out there, the more they are playing with fire. He’s making […]

Sloppy. 33 comments

Well, we finally found a team that could beat the Houston Astros and it’s the Houston Astros. On their march to their second consecutive World Series championship, Houston had a problem with defense. Gerrit Cole, who has been lights out pretty much all year, struggled from the beginning in this […]

Justin time. 112 comments

You can’t keep a good man down. Game 1, Justin Turner struck out four times. This is a guy who is Mr. Clutch. He is the heart and soul of the Dodgers offense. He had played nearly one thousand major league games and had never struck out four times in […]

Defense hurts Kershaw. 185 comments

There are bad days and then there are bad days. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal had a really bad day. Two passed balls. Catcher’s interference. A missed-catch error. And that was just the first three innings. The Brewers scored two runs in the mostly disastrous third inning, then three more in […]

Can’t wait. 77 comments

The first round is over. It’s time to settle in for some real baseball. The Dodgers visit the Brewers today. Clayton Kershaw is on the mound. Playoff Clayton Kershaw hasn’t been Regular Season Clayton Kershaw, but I’d take him in a heartbeat. He is one of the top pitchers in […]

Misery. 39 comments

  The only problem with none of the division series going five games is there are two dead days before any baseball. The National League Championship Series starts Friday night. It might be appropriate, or maybe it’s sadistic, to bring up an article on right now. It was written […]

According to plan. 36 comments

  No Cinderella stories. No “we shocked the world.” No upsets. The Final Four is set. It all went according to the script. Even if the last inning last night tried to be Rudy and Hoosiers all rolled into one. In the end, the Red Sox were able to nail […]

A landslide victory. 129 comments

  It wasn’t that it was the Yankees getting pounded that made last night’s game so enjoyable. As far as games go, the competitiveness was over after the Red Sox scored seven runs in the fourth and made it 10-0. This isn’t about Yankee-bashing. No matter what you think of […]

Mr. Automatic. 105 comments

  Freddie Freeman is about as reliable as they come. The guy rolls out of bed in the morning and gets clutch hits. That’s what he does. He batted .309 in 2018. He hit .309 batting from the right, .309 batting from the left. He hit .304 at home, .314 […]

The Price of failure. 64 comments

  David Price is the opposite of Mr. October. After last night’s loss to the Yankees, in which he lasted just one and two-thirds innings, giving up three hits, two walks and three earned runs, Price is now 0-9 in ten post-season starts. His ERA is 6.03. Price is the […]