The Hit List

The Hit List is a compilation of analysis from writers that have been selected by Peter Gammons.

Don’t be surprised to see a lot of hits in Game 3

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It’s Jeremy Guthrie versus Tim Hudson tonight and these two pitchers allowed a lot of hits in the 2014 regular season. Check out #11 and #21 on this list of pitchers who allowed the most hits Rk Player H Tm G GS IP BF AB 2B 3B BA OBP SLG OPS 1 David Price 230 […]

The SF & KC World Series bets

KC BEST BBQ#2

Every year elected representatives from the two communities that are in the World Series engage in friendly bets to support their teams. The Governors California Gov. Jerry Brown and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon have placed their bets. If the Royals wins, Brown will buy Nixon dinner at Tommaso’s, home of San Francisco’s oldest wood-fired pizza […]

Video: Peter Gammons on Game 2 of the World Series, Pablo Sandoval and John Hart

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Peter Gammons joined Brian Kenny on MLB Tonight on Thursday to discuss Game 2 of the World Series. They talk about the decisions made by both Bruce Bochy and Ned Yost throughout the course of the game, what this World Series means to soon-to-be free agent Pablo Sandoval, and John Hart being named Braves’ President […]

To Reach New Heights, Hudson Must Stay Low

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It’s not very often that a hurler with 3,000-plus innings pitched in the majors, four All-Star game appearances, and three top-five Cy Young Award finishes experiences something totally novel, but Tim Hudson will do just that when he takes the mound at AT&T Park on Friday night. Hudson has never started a World Series game during his […]

The Tax Stat they forgot to mention last night was the difference

Kelvin Herrera is the tax man. Yeah, he's the tax man.

In the top of the 6th inning, in last night’s 7-2 Royals victory, Kelvin Herrera entered the game with one out, in relief of Yordano Ventura, with the score tied 2-2, and runners on first and second. Herrera got Brandon Belt to line out to left and Michael Morse to ground out to short to […]

The 10 World Series homers that started a game

Yordano Ventura survived the bad start

In Game 2, Gregor Blanco joined a select group of batters who homered to start a World Series game, when he went deep on Yordano Ventura. However, the Royals proved victorious despite falling into the very quick 1-0 hole to the Giants. There have been 10 homers to lead off a World Series game Date […]

Peavy Finds His Control on the West Coast

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For a 13-year vet with a Cy Young Award on his mantle and a newly-minted World Series ring on his finger, Jake Peavy‘s move to San Francisco in late July garnered scant headlines. With contemporary aces like David Price, Jeff Samardzija and Jon Lester on the move, a past-his-prime Peavy didn’t exactly lead the trade deadline […]

The World Series’ Fantastic Fours

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This collection was inspired by a note about a few of the World Series in years that end in “4” by the great Emmy-award winning sportscaster, Len Berman. The first World Series was in 1903 The 1904 World Series was the first to be cancelled New York Giants manager John McGraw and Giants owner John […]

Yordano Ventura has struggled against 3-4-5 batters this postseason

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It’s been my belief that despite all the discussion to the contrary, the key to this World Series won’t be the shutdown bullpens of these two teams, but the shakier starting pitching. There is but one ace remaining in this postseason that started with Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Jon Lester, David Price, Adam Wainwright, Zack […]

Video: Peter Gammons on the 2014 World Series

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Peter Gammons joined Brian Kenny on MLB Tonight Monday night to talk about the 2014 World Series. He highlights the emergence of Wade Davis, the Giants’ underrated defensive weapons and the emphasis of speed, defense and contact. He also talks about Andrew Friedman leaving the Rays for the Dodgers. Your browser does not support iframes. […]