Those that thought the World Series was going to come to a quick end were mistaken. The Houston Astros’ offense has come alive in Washington to help them rally from a 2-0 hole to tie the series. We appear headed for another epic finish over the final three games with another marquee pitching matchup scheduled for Game 5 in Gerrit Cole squaring off again against Max Scherzer.
- Our season in review series continued on Saturday with a look at outfielder Billy Hamilton. If you have missed any of our player reviews, you can find them all here.
2019 World Series
- Alex Bregman drove in five runs including a seventh inning grand slam to pace the Houston Astros to an 8-1 win over the Washington Nationals in Game 4 of the World Series. The series is now all tied up at 2-2.
- Catcher Kurt Suzuki left Game 3 after suffering a strained hip flexor injury while trying to block a ball in the dirt. Suzuki underwent an MRI prior to Game 4 but remained on the Nationals roster indicating that the team is confident in his status.
Arizona Fall League
- The Salt River Rafters defeated the Surprise Saguaros 5-1 on Saturday to claim the Arizona Fall League Championship. Marlins’ prospect Jerar Encarnacion’s grand slam was the difference in the victory.
- Here is our final wrap up of the Braves’ prospects that participated in the Arizona Fall League.
- Twins’ top prospect Royce Lewis was named MVP of the Arizona Fall League after leading the league with 30 hits and slashing .353/.411/.565 with three home runs in 22 games.
- The Los Angeles Angels are set to hire former Mets manager Mickey Callaway as the team’s pitching coach. Callaway served as the Indians pitching coach prior to taking over the Mets job.
- The Angels are also adding John Mallee to their coaching staff as an assistant hitting coach. Mallee spent the last two seasons as part of Gabe Kapler’s staff before he was replaced by Charlie Manuel.
- The Giants’ search for their next manager is progressing and remains wide open although Astros bench coach Joe Espada is seen as a slight favorite.
- Aroldis Chapman and Josh Hader were both named relievers of the year on Saturday. Kirby Yates and Will Smith were runners up in the National League while Liam Hendriks and Roberto Osuna followed Chapman in the American League.