Good morning folks! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to tackle the new week. Here are some links to help you get through your day.
In playoff news...
- Gerrit Cole was back to his usual self as the Astros routed the Nationals 7-1. The Astros now hold a 3-2 lead in the World Series and will have a chance to win it in Houston tomorrow.
In Mariners news...
- Yesterday was a pretty quiet Sunday on the Mariners front, but this is some pretty important M’s content nonetheless.
Around the league...
- This is a very specific stat and I’m here for it.
Joe Ross is just the second pitcher named for two Friends characters to start a World Series game (after Chandler Monica, 1935 Tigers.)— Steve Rushin (@SteveRushin) October 28, 2019
- The Pirates are cleaning house, and they’ve just fired GM Neal Huntington.
- Michael Baumann at The Ringer wonders how the Nationals should manage their pitching staff if they reach a Game 7.
- The Astros officially retracted their initial statement on the Brandon Taubman case.
- This hardly qualifies as a “bombshell candidate,” but cool.