Monday news and notes: LCS thoughts and an Indians prospect hitting well

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

GIFs from last night's ALCS action, along with managing blunders, a Tribe prospect hitting well in winter ball, and a former Cy Young winner retiring.


The Red Sox won Game 2 of the ALCS in pretty incredible fashion last night, tying the series at a game apiece. GIFs of the key plays can be found here.

Joe Posnanski questions the decision making of Donnie Baseball in the Dodgers' Game 1 loss Friday night. A guy could go nuts analyzing all the questionable decisions made my managers this time of year, much less trying to understand them.

At Sports On Earth, Amanda Rykoff looks at where members of this year's Dodgers were 25 years ago, when the team last won the World Series. Yasiel Puig and Vin Scully are both featured, though they were in very different places.

At FanGraphs, David Temple looks at a resurgence of young postseason starting pitchers. Over a third of the starting pitchers in these playoffs have been 25 or younger, and they've mostly done quite well. Maybe we can put the "you've gotta have experience to do well in the playoffs" narrative to rest.

Nick Cafardo reports Chris Carpenter will announce his retirement at the end of the season. Carpenter, the 2005 NL Cy Young winner, has pitched in just 3 games during the last two years, and will end his career with a 3.76 ERA in 2219.1 innings.

In a small bit of Tribe news, per IBI's Tony Lastoria, Indians prospect Jesus Aguilar is off to a great start in the Venezuelan Winter League.

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