Rookie Michael Wacha took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals showed off their October poise, edging the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Monday and setting up a winner-take-all Game 5 in the NL division series.
All season we heard about lethargic pace of play on the field; now MLB's offseason is off to a slow start of its own. Here are the factors behind the quiet stretch, and when you can expect to see blockbuster deals and marquee free-agent signings heat up.
Did Chris Sale not get his due in AL Cy Young voting? Updating one of baseball's oldest pitching stats to fit the modern game could have helped his case while giving all of baseball's aces deserved credit.