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Barnhart wins Gold Glove, Hamilton doesn’t

11:16 pm Nov. 7, 2017

Amazingly, the last place Cincinnati Reds had four finalists for a Gold Glove this season, more than any other team in the majors.

Of the four — Billy Hamilton, Joey Votto, Adam Duvall and Tucker Barnhart — the least likely to win one, it seemed, would be catcher Tucker Barnhart.

That isn’t because he didn’t deserve it, he certainly did because all the metrics used to measure a catcher’s defensive worth pointed

Astros rule the baseball world for first time

12:13 am Nov. 2, 2017

For the first time in its 56 years, or the first time ever, members of the Houston Astros will be wearing gaudy diamonds on their fingers, a ring emblematic of a World Series championship.

And they earned every carat.

With a 5-1 victory in Game 7 over the Los Angeles Dodges in Game 7 Wednesday night in Dodger Stadium, the Astros captured one of the most competitive and convoluted World Series in

What else? A World Series Game 7 (of course)

11:58 pm Oct. 31, 2017

Strap yourself in because the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodges are going to strap it on for Game 7 of the 2017 World Series Wednesday night in raucous Dodger Stadium.

And that’s the only way this highly entertaining roller coaster World Series should end between two talent-stuffed teams that both won more than 100 games during the regular season.

It is a winner-take-all Game 7 after the Dodgers won a tense

Expect the unexpected in World Series for the ages

2:00 am Oct. 30, 2017

If there is one thing fans can expect in this most enticing and exciting and enigmatic World Series, it is this: Expect the unexpected.

Who would expect the Houston Astros to fall behind 4-0 and 7-4, then blow a three-run lead in the ninth inning and still win Game 5 Sunday night in Minute Maid Park?

But they did it in one of the most incredible World Series games in history, a

Dodgers even Series with pitching, pitching, pitching

11:33 pm Oct. 28, 2017

When it comes to postseason play, what wins most often is pitching, pitching, pitching, pitching and more pitching.

There was no better exhibit of it than Saturday night in Game Four of the World Series as the pitchers on both sides laid waste to the two best offenses in the baseball world, especially the starting pitchers.

It wasn’t until the ninth inning, when the Los Angeles Dodgers exploded for five runs against

Astros are as proud as a ‘Peacock’

12:16 am Oct. 28, 2017

Yu Darvis made a request he probably now wishes he hadn’t made. And Los Angeles Dodger manager Dave Roberts probably wishes he hadn’t granted Darvish his request.

Under normal circumstances, Darvish would have pitched Game Two of the 2017 World Series against the Houston Astros in Dodger Stadium.

Darvish, though, has had monumental success pitching against the Astros in their home, Minute Maid Park. In fact, early in 2013, which pitching for

Is Kershaw the Superman of pitchers?

11:20 pm Oct. 24, 2017

Because Superman is not on any major league roster, Clayton Kershaw probably is the best baseball pitcher on the planet. There is no Kyptonite to stop this guy.

The Houston Astros discovered Kershaw’s invincibility Tuesday night in Game One of the World Series when the herky-jerky left hander was practically perfect in a 3-1 Los Angeles Dodgers victory in Game One.

Kershaw held the Astros to one home run, three hits and

So how did the Houston Astros do it?

4:02 pm Oct. 23, 2017

Cincinnati Reds fans continue to be rambunctious about their team not playing in a World Series since 1990. And the team showed little life support in recent seasons with three straight last place finishes.

Well, the Reds have plenty of kemosabes, including the two combatants in this year’s World Series.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, despite spending enough money to build the Navy a new aircraft carrier, have not been in a World