Category: NL Central

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 6 – Cincinnati Reds 11

    Pittsburgh Pirates 6 – Cincinnati Reds 11

    It’s been 45 years since the Reds had an inning like the 2nd Game Recap | Box Score One of the best parts of my job is that I get to work with clients all over North America. While it isn’t a business development strategy — officially — I do have to admit when I see that there…

  • St. Louis Cardinals 4- San Francisco Giants 8

    St. Louis Cardinals 4- San Francisco Giants 8

    Slater launches a pinch-hit grand slam Game Recap | Box Score Even though I had an early flight home the following day, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see Madison Bumgarner pitch at home. While he may not be the same pitcher he was in the early 2010s, there was no way I was…

  • St. Louis Cardinals 9 – San Francisco Giants 4

    St. Louis Cardinals 9 – San Francisco Giants 4

    Cardinals offence overwhelms Giants Game Recap | Box Score With home runs by José Martinez and Paul Goldschmidt in the top of the first inning, it was clear that today was going to be a rough day for Giants pitching. The St. Louis Cardinals managed another home run in the 9th by Dexter Fowler to…

  • St. Louis Cardinals 1 – San Diego Padres 3

    St. Louis Cardinals 1 – San Diego Padres 3

    Back to back home runs give Padres the win Game Recap | Box Score As a result of participating in this year’s SABR Conference, held in sunny San Diego, I got the opportunity to attend a game at Petco Park with a large group of other conference-goers. After sitting with them for a couple of…

  • Milwaukee Brewers 0 – Toronto Blue Jays 2

    Milwaukee Brewers 0 – Toronto Blue Jays 2

    Bo-Bich-ette! Bo-Bich-ette! Game Recap | Box Score After shelling the Blue Jays the previous evening, the Brewers were shut out by a cavalry of seven pitchers who gave up only three hits over nine innings. Danny Barnes was particularly strong, giving up no hits and striking out three over two innings. Sadly, his reward for…

  • Milwaukee Brewers 10 – Toronto Blue Jays 5

    Milwaukee Brewers 10 – Toronto Blue Jays 5

    Yasmani Grandal and Travis Shaw combine for 5 RBI’s Game Recap | Box Score In what is now an annual tradition, the Toronto Blue Jays offered up their last two exhibition games to my hometown, Montréal. For the second year in a row, thanks to adjustments to the regular season schedule, the first of two…

  • Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals [Postponed]

    Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals [Postponed]

    Another day, another rainout Over my three days in Washington, DC, I managed to spend almost 12 hours at Nationals Park and saw a total of 10 1/2 innings of baseball. One one hand, that’s a fair amount of time at the ball field to take in the sites, eat some food and drink a…

  • Chicago Cubs 3 – Washington Nationals 10

    Chicago Cubs 3 – Washington Nationals 10

    Max Scherzer goes nine innings for the CG win Game Recap | Box Score My favourite thing about 2018 baseball is Max Scherzer. I guess he was also my favourite thing about 2017 and 2016 baseball. Maybe even 2015 baseball. When I was considering my baseball travels this year, I booked six Nationals games with the intention of…

  • Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals [Postponed]

    Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals [Postponed]

    23 minutes of baseball and 4 hours and 15 minutes of rain delays Rescheduled to 3:05 pm on September 8th With Joe Ross’ 2018 debut after Tommy John surgery, tonight should have been an opportunity for the Nationals to celebrate the fireballer’s return to the rotation. Instead, fans had to wait around for over five hours…

  • Arizona Diamondbacks 7 – Pittsburgh Pirates 2

    Arizona Diamondbacks 7 – Pittsburgh Pirates 2

    Greinke dominates Bucks, Goldy goes deep Game Recap | Box Score With two rain delays doing what they could to disrupt the flow of the game, Zack Greinke shut down the Pirates over six innings and three plus hours. Having all the runs they would need secured in the 4th innings, Arizona was able to cruise to their third…

  • Diamondbacks 2 – Pirates 1

    Diamondbacks 2 – Pirates 1

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E Arizona Diamondbacks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 8 1 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 3 W: Andrew Chafin…

  • Arizona Diamondbacks 9 – Pittsburgh Pirates 3

    Arizona Diamondbacks 9 – Pittsburgh Pirates 3

    Alex Avila’s bat has risen from the dead Game Recap | Box Score With a six-run lead by the end of the 2nd inning, the Diamondbacks already had done enough damage to the Pirates to secure their eventual 9-3 win. The day belonged to Alex Avila who came into the game hitting a miserable .108, and…

  • Cincinnati Reds 3 – San Francisco Giants 5

    Cincinnati Reds 3 – San Francisco Giants 5

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Cincinnati Reds 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 San Francisco Giants 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 X 5 11 1 W: Pierce Johnson (2-1) | L: Tyler Mahle (3-5) | S: Hunter Strickland (9)…

  • St. Louis Cardinals 0 – Toronto Blue Jays 1

    St. Louis Cardinals 0 – Toronto Blue Jays 1

    Vladimir Guererro Jr. makes Montréal baseball history Game Recap | Box Score Heading into the bottom of the 9th, with no runs by either team, the Blue Jays needed to end the game decisively; otherwise, it was going to end in a tie soon after. With two outs, an unbelievable, unexpected and almost impossible situation occurred, Vladimir Guerrero…

  • St. Louis Cardinals 5 – Toronto Blue Jays 2

    St. Louis Cardinals 5 – Toronto Blue Jays 2

    Montréal welcomes home Russell Martin & Vladimir Guererro Jr. Game Recap | Box Score For the fifth year in a row, the Blue Jays decided to play their last two spring training games in Montréal to the delight of 25,355 people. The game wasn’t driven by the hitting or pitching, but by the presence of some particular…

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2 – Milwaukee Brewers 8

    Pittsburgh Pirates 2 – Milwaukee Brewers 8

    Game Recap | Box Score With my time in Milwaukee coming to an end, so is my five games with the Brewers. With two games in Chicago and 3 in Brew City, I got a chance to get to know this team and watch them go 4 and 1. Sitting in second place 2 1/2 games…

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2 – Milwaukee Brewers 5

    Pittsburgh Pirates 2 – Milwaukee Brewers 5

    Brewers bullpen shines Game Recap | Box Score For the second day in a row, the Brewers got in a lot of work with Brent Suter leaving the game after just 3 innings. Over the next 6 innings, they managed to blank the Pirates, with their closer Corey Knebel coming in for the 9th to mop up for his…

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 7 – Milwaukee Brewers 0

    Pittsburgh Pirates 7 – Milwaukee Brewers 0

    Pirates blank the Brewers Game Recap | Box Score After a successful series against their division rival and leader, things did not go as planned for the Brewers. Shut out by a team of five Bucs pitchers, all the home team could muster was 3 hits. The Pirates, on the other hand, managed 7 runs, led by 3…

  • Milwaukee Brewers 15 – Chicago Cubs 2

    Milwaukee Brewers 15 – Chicago Cubs 2

    Brewers demolish the Cubs Game Recap | Box Score And, that was a massacre. When I visited Wrigley in 2017 to watch the World Series bound Cubs, the place was like one big party. It was like the fans and the players all knew they were going to finally win the World Series and knew that no one else…

  • Milwaukee Brewers 2 – Chicago Cubs 0

    Milwaukee Brewers 2 – Chicago Cubs 0

    Ryan Braun hits his 300th career home run Game Recap | Box Score After a shaky start in the first inning, John Lackey settled into a dominant performance until the 7th. Unfortunately for him and the Cubs, the two runs he gave up were more than enough for the Brewers to win the game. All it took was…

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 4 – Toronto Blue Jays 6

    Pittsburgh Pirates 4 – Toronto Blue Jays 6

    Exhibition / Spring Training Game While my personal highlight of the game was taking my step-father to his first baseball game in about thirty years, seeing prospect Rowdy Tellez hit a home run was a treat. Unfortunately, the other Blue Jays homer was by Melvin Upton Jr. who was released by the team the next day.…

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 1 – Toronto Blue Jays 1

    Pittsburgh Pirates 1 – Toronto Blue Jays 1

    Spring Training Game For the fourth year in a row, the Blue Jays moved their last two Spring Training games from Florida to my hometown, Montréal. For the fourth year in a row, I attended both games in our beat-up old Stade Olympique. Coming off his MVP performance in the World Baseball Classic, Marcus Stroman threw…

  • Washington Nationals 6 – Pittsburgh Pirates 1

    Washington Nationals 6 – Pittsburgh Pirates 1

    Game Recap: MLB.com | Baseball Reference | ESPN Warren Wilansky: The Washington Nationals clinch the National League East as the New York Mets lose to the Philadelphia Phillies. Personally, I was upset that Daniel Murphy was still injured. I would have really like to have seen him play. In beer related activities I discovered Block House Corner…

  • Washington Nationals 5 – Pittsburgh Pirates 6

    Washington Nationals 5 – Pittsburgh Pirates 6

    Walk-off single by Jacob Stallings in the 11th Game Recap | Box Score

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 3 – Chicago Cubs 4

    Pittsburgh Pirates 3 – Chicago Cubs 4

    For my second game at Wrigley with the Chicago Cubs, I decided to sit in a substantially different spot. The previous game I chose to be higher up in the stands in exchange for being right behind home plate, my preferred spot to watch a game. For this game, I was 4 rows up from…

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 0 – Chicago Cubs 6

    Pittsburgh Pirates 0 – Chicago Cubs 6

    The first time and last time that I visited Wrigley Field was in 2009 and it was the reason that my passion for baseball reawakened. It was in this city, in this park that I realized everything that is special about baseball and why it mattered so much to me. I’ve spent the last 7+…

  • Chicago Cubs 2 – Los Angeles Dodgers 0

    Chicago Cubs 2 – Los Angeles Dodgers 0

    No-Hitter: Jake Arrieta

  • Milwaukee Brewers 1 – Washington Nationals 6

    Milwaukee Brewers 1 – Washington Nationals 6

    Game Highlights: Discovering Snake Dog IPA – Home Runs by Michael Taylor & Anthony Rendon – Jayson Werth passing the Mendoza Line – 1/2 Smoke at Ben’s Chili Bowl & The Washington Nationals winning the game 6 – 1.

  • Milwaukee Brewers 10 – Washington Nationals 3

    Milwaukee Brewers 10 – Washington Nationals 3
  • Cincinnati Reds 1 – Toronto Blue Jays 9

    Cincinnati Reds 1 – Toronto Blue Jays 9

    Spring Training Exhibition Game

  • Cincinnati Reds 2 – Toronto Blue Jays 0

    Cincinnati Reds 2 – Toronto Blue Jays 0
  • Chicago Cubs 2 – Boston Red Sox 0

    Chicago Cubs 2 – Boston Red Sox 0

    — Attended by Jason Koskie

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 7 – Washington Nationals 9

    Pittsburgh Pirates 7 – Washington Nationals 9

    Bottom of the 9th, walk-off home run by Bryce Harper After seeing a game at Miller Park in Milwaukee, I got on a plane to Washington, DC to catch a couple of Nationals games. I haven’t been back to Washington since 2008 and I was excited to see one of my favourite teams and revisit Nationals…

  • San Diego Padres 6 –  Milwaukee Brewers 2

    San Diego Padres 6 –  Milwaukee Brewers 2

    One of the best things about seeing a game in Milwaukee is that, Ryan Braun or not, this is a baseball city. After taking the train from Chicago to the Milwaukee Airport (not the sexiest place to stay) I cabbed it downtown and spent a few hours exploring a pretty, but very quiet part of…

  • Cincinnati Reds 4 – Arizona Diamondbacks 2

    Cincinnati Reds 4 – Arizona Diamondbacks 2

    When I decided to attend a conference in Scottsdale, Arizona at a resort called The Boulders, I noticed that because of St. Jean Baptiste Day, I didn’t have to be back in the office for work on the Tuesday of the coming week. Everyone else flew out on the Saturday but I decided to stay one…

  • Milwaukee Brewers 2 – Chicago Cubs 8

    Milwaukee Brewers 2 – Chicago Cubs 8

    Game Highlights: The was a birthday present that I gave myself to celebrate being alive for 38 years. It was also this specific game, and being at Wrigley that turned my love of baseball into an all-out passion. It was thanks to the beauty of this experience that going to baseball games is now the way…

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 0 – Montreal Expos 3

    This was the last game that I attended with my Dad.

  • Cincinnati Reds 2 – Montreal Expos 3

    “The first time I saw Pedro Martinez pitch live was in his second start as an Expo. I remember little things about that night, like my girlfriend Lynn (we’re still together) going to say hello to her brother and his fiancé before the game down in the VIP Section. I stayed in our seats in…

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 1 – Montréal Expos 5

    After a dismal year in 1991 and a rocky start to the following season, I, like a lot of Montreal Expos fans, experienced a renewal of my love for the team and for baseball itself in 1992. Behind this renaissance was (at the time, interim) manager Felipe Alou, who replaced the fired Tommy Runnells on…

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 1 – Montréal Expos 2

    Pittsburgh Pirates 1 – Montréal Expos 2

    One of the things that I wish I could figure out, is what were all the different Expos games that I attended as a kid. My father never had season tickets (I doubt her could have afforded them) but I’m pretty sure that we went to at least 5 or more games a season. So…

  • Montreal Expos 4- Pittsburgh Pirates 5

    Pittsburgh walks off the Expos on a one-out double to Left Field Game Recap | Box Score Expos play well but Pirates still end up winning by Ian MacDONALD, Montreal Gazette Things are getting tougher for the Expos. They played better than they have been and against a much stronger team — but they still…

  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2 – San Diego Padres 0

    😎 Game Notes: First game of a doubleheader | Dock Ellis Pitches No-Hitter on LSD. For more information on this game visit: Baseball Reference | Sports Illustrated | YouYube | Rolling Stone | Snopes