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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 2 Preview

This preview, written by Baseball Prospectus’s Mike Gianella, forms part of the main site’s comprehensive coverage of the postseason, “Playoff Prospectus”. Cleveland took Game 1, shutting out Chicago behind Corey Kluber, Andrew Miller, and Cody Allen. Now the Cubs try to even it up tonight at Progressive Field in Game 2. Chicago Cubs (Jake Arrieta) […]

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Playoff Prospectus: The Bold and the Beautiful

The piece previewed here, written by BP Wrigleyvilles Editor-in-Chief Rian Watt, forms part of the main site’s comprehensive coverage of the playoffs, “Playoff Prospectus.” Additional Game Two coverage, exclusive to BP Wrigleyville, can be found here, under the name “Second City October”. The last time two starting pitchers with ERAs this low faced off in […]

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Second City October: Kershaw Draws the Dodgers Even

This piece, written by BP Wrigleyville’s Clarissa Young, forms part of our in-house coverage of the Cubs in the playoffs, “Second City October.” Additional Game Two coverage can be found here. When most starting pitchers throw a side session, it doesn’t involve securing the final two outs in Game 5 of a Division Series, but […]

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Playoff Prospectus: Giants, In A Corner

The piece previewed here, written by BP Wrigleyville’s Jared Wyllys, forms part of the main site’s comprehensive coverage of the playoffs, “Playoff Prospectus.” Additional Game Two and NLDS coverage, exclusive to BP Wrigleyville, can be found here and here, under the name “Second City October”. For the observer, to be traded away from a team on the […]

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Second City October: NLDS Game Two Preview, Giants (0-1) at Cubs (1-0)

I’m tempted to lead this preview with Things We Learned From Game One, but baseball doesn’t really work like that. Johnny Cueto is really good; Jon Lester is really, really good; Kelby Tomlinson wears glasses and has a weird name; Javy Baez hits some sweet dingers. (For a somewhat less pithy recap, check out Henry […]