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The Braves were wire-to-wire winners of the National League East. The Dodgers stumbled out of the gate but used an exciting rookie to rise to the top of the NL West. They meet in their end of the NLDS on Thursday at 8 p.m. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the series:
Atlanta won the season series against the Dodgers, 5-2. They scored 27 runs and allowed 17. But...Read more »
Yasiel Puig wasn't voted into the All-Star Game as a starter by the fans. He wasn't picked as a reserve by NL manager Bruce Bochy or though the players' vote. He was selected to be a candidate for the final vote, but lost out to Atlanta's Freddie Freeman. So when the All-Star Game came to Citi Field, the Puig circus was not in tow.
Boy was that a missed opportunity.
At the time, Puig...Read more »
David Wright vs. R.A. Dickey.
Derek Jeter vs. Mariano Rivera.
Yasiel Puig vs. Matt Harvey.
We've yet to see these dream hitter vs. pitcher matchups, but wouldn't you love to? Now's your chance to live out those fantasy duels in our latest interactive.
Vote on 13 never-before-seen matchups here....Read more »
David Robertson has only been named to an All-Star Game once in his six years in the big leagues, but the Yankees are hoping to change that.
The Yankees reliever was named one of five candidates for the American League All-Star roster's final vote Saturday, and the Yankees have taken social media by storm to try to get fans to vote Robertson into the 2013 game at Citi Field next Tuesday.
The...Read more »
Yasiel Puig walked, doubled and scored a run Friday night in the Dodgers' 10-2 victory over the Giants.
That's what fans of the rock-star rookie would call a bad day.
Through the first 30 games of his career, Puig has hit .420 with eight home runs and 19 RBIs. He has 15 multihit games and gone hitless only three times. That production, combined with infectious energy and a propensity...Read more »
All-Star voting ends Thursday, and it’s likely to end without Yasiel Puig being named a starter – unless a flood of write-in votes changes things.
But that doesn’t mean that the Cuban-born Dodgers phenom won’t play in the midsummer classic.
First the facts: Puig strolled on to the MLB stage on June 3, like a lightning bolt sent to save the Dodgers’ season and Don Mattingly’s job as manager....Read more »