Effectively Wild Episode 1758: Desperately Sweaty Energy

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Meg Rowley and guest co-host Jon Tayler of FanGraphs banter about the Boston Red Sox’s victory over the Tampa Bay Rays to advance to the American League Championship Series, including Jon’s experience of the series as a Red Sox fan, Alex Cora’s managerial style, Boston’s particular brand of chaos ball, when Jon knew Garrett Whitlock was worth watching, Enrique Hernández’s incredible playoff run, the rule that robbed Tampa of a run in Game 3, and what Jon expects from Wander Franco in the years to come. Then they catch up on the Braves/Brewers and Dodgers/Giants action, look ahead to the Championship Series, re-predict the rest of the postseason, and analyze an ill-advised playoff promo.

Audio intro: Sufjan Stevens, “That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
Audio outro: Fred Barton and Toni DiBuono, “Welcome to the Theatre

Link to David Laurila’s Red Sox/Rays Game 4 recap
Link to David Laurila’s Red Sox/Rays Game 3 recap
Link to Devan Fink’s White Sox/Astros Game 4 recap
Link to Ben Clemens’ Dodgers/Giants Game 3 recap
Link to Dan Szymborski on the decision to start Carlos Rodón in Game 4
Link to Jay Jaffe on Rodón’s comeback season

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Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs and the co-host of Effectively Wild. Prior to joining FanGraphs, her work appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside. You can follow her on twitter @megrowler.

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