2012 ALCS Preview: New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers

New York: 95-67; 1st in AL East Detroit: 88-74; 1st in AL Central Schedule Game 1: Oct. 13, 8:00 – (Andy Pettitte vs Doug Fister) Game 2: Oct. 14, 4:00 PM – (TBA vs Anibal Sanchez) Game 3: Oct. 16, 8:00 PM – (C.C. Sabbathia vs Justin Verlander) Game 4: Oct. 17, 8:00 PM – (TBA vs Max … Continue reading 2012 ALCS Preview: New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers

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The Quest For Six: The Phillies are still favorites this season, but the competition is steeper than ever

I don’t have a lot in common with the Philadelphia Phillies. I can’t throw a 90 MPH fastball. I can’t hit a homerun. I can’t even hit the ball.But for all our differences, there is one thing the Phillies and I have in common – we’re both going to die. Gives you a warm, fuzzy … Continue reading The Quest For Six: The Phillies are still favorites this season, but the competition is steeper than ever

2011 Moment: #8 IronPigs make first ever playoffs

Much wasn’t expected when Hall-of-Famer Ryne Sandberg took over as manager of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The IronPigs had never had a winning season in their first three years of existence. In fact, they had never had a record over .500. But Sandberg turned everything around and had the Lehigh Valley buzzing. The IronPigs finished … Continue reading 2011 Moment: #8 IronPigs make first ever playoffs

Dear Crossing Broad: Stop Crying

NOTE: Team to Beat is a very objective, non-controversial site. Though we express our opinions, they don’t go to the extremes you would see on most other sites. But there comes a time where stepping out of our shell and ignoring our policy is necessary. This is one instance. This post is in no disrespect … Continue reading Dear Crossing Broad: Stop Crying

Cardinals Freese Phils; force Game 5

Matt Holliday’s presence in the Cards line up indirectly gave them the spark they needed. With him hitting in the five spot, David Freese got bumped down a few spots. This spread out the Cardinals fire power and he provided them with four RBIs and another day of baseball. A two-run double in the 4th … Continue reading Cardinals Freese Phils; force Game 5

Halladay makes due with one run

If you’re going to give Roy Halladay only one run to work with, he’s going to win with that one run. The Phils scored two batters into the game but were shut down. But it was all Doc needed to earn his 18th win of the season, and finally posting his first complete game shut … Continue reading Halladay makes due with one run

Post season ball in the minors

The main reason Ruben Amaro Jr. said that he was going to halt a bit on calling up some players in September was in order to not deplete his minor league team’s chances at a championship. That favor has helped the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in making the International League playoffs as the Wild Card team. … Continue reading Post season ball in the minors