MLB: A Retrospective Of October 2014, ALWC

(originally written October 2014)

NLWC: SF/PIT  ALWC: OAK/KC  NLDS A: LA/STL  NLDS B: SF/WAS  ALDS A: KC/LAA  ALDS B: DET/BAL  NLCS:  SF/STL  ALCS: KC/BAL  WS: SF/KC

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Here, in Part 2 of our 2014 MLB Postseason retrospective, we'll revisit the American League Wild Card Game.

Billy Butler's Baserunning Goof
Billy Butler's Baserunning Goof

With two outs in the bottom of the first, KC's Eric Hosmer stood on third with Butler on first. Butler mysteriously drifted too far off the bag and was easily hung up by A's P Jon Lester. Hosmer broke for home, where he was easily thrown out—depriving Alex Gordon of an RBI opportunity.

Adam Dunn Stays On The Bench
Adam Dunn Stays On The Bench

The "Big Donkey" waited over 2,000 MLB games to reach the postseason, but manager Bob Melvin never called on Dunn (whose penchant for K's and defensive shortcomings limited Melvin's options.) For his part, Dunn—expected to retire this off-season—handled the matter with class and did not blame Melvin, who said he did plan to use Dunn until game situations changed.

Here, in Part 2 of our 2014 MLB Postseason retrospective, we'll revisit the American League Wild Card Game.

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