Russell Westbrook hits every shot he takes in latest triple-double
Team USA skipper Jim Leyland talked after last nights win over Japan about the contribution Nationals righty Tanner Roark made in what ended up a 2-1 game in LA. Team U.S.A. used seven pitchers total in their 2-1 win over Japan last night in LA in the World Baseball Classic, but manager Jim Leyland singled one out for praise in his post-game press conference. Roark hadnt pitched in live action since making his WBC debut in a rocky relief appearance against the Dominican Republic on March 11th.
In 2016 the Mets did indeed return to the postseason, though they were one-and-done in the NL Wild Card Game because Madison Bumgarner is a postseason demigod not even Thor himself could defeat. Watching your season end in that way is a bitter pill to swallow. The Mets retained Yoenis Cespedes over the winter and will go into 2017 with nearly the same exact roster as the one that won a 2016 wild card. The Mets are heavy on power -- power bats and power arms in the rotation and bullpen. They do have some defensive concerns, especially in the outfield, and this isn’t a team that will steal many bases either. The Mets scored 51.1 percent of their runs on home runs last year, second most in baseball,
Ryan Dempster believes these Cubs are young enough, hungry enough and talented enough to become the first group to win back-to-back World Series since the three-peat New York Yankees built a dynasty with titles in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000. "Nothing can top it," Dempster said.