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The MLB Playoffs Are Full of Heroes and Goats

Wrapping up a weekend of games with a discussion of Aaron Judge, Clayton Kershaw, managers, and more

New York Yankees player Aaron Judge grimaces after striking out Getty Images

Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann break down the weekend’s playoff action, starting with Joe Girardi’s curious relationship with the challenge and Aaron Judge’s untimely slump (02:00), then David Price's emergence as Boston's only trustworthy pitcher (23:00) and José Altuve’s .700-plus batting average (32:45). Then they wrestle with Clayton Kershaw’s playoff reputation (37:45), whether Arizona is good enough to come back from a 2-0 deficit (42:00), and Joe Maddon’s bullpen management in the Cubs’ Game 2 loss to Washington (46:00).

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