World Series Game 5 by the numbers

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Game 5 of the World Series was a barnburner that ultimately went to the Astros, 13-12, in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the 10th inning thanks to Alex Bregman‘s RBI single. That game will go down as one of the most entertaining World Series games of all time. Here it is, broken down by the numbers:

0 pitches thrown above 97 MPH

1 stolen base

2 errors

2 wild pitches

2 hit batsmen

7 home runs

8 lead changes

11 half-innings in which a run was scored

11 walks

12 singles

14 pitchers used

16 extra-base hits

16 batted balls that came off the bat at least 100 MPH

18 strikeouts

22 position players used

25 runs

28 hits

97.5 the Astros’ highest win probability in percentage before the final play of the game (George Springer‘s one-out single in the eighth inning)

317 minutes long

417 Pitches thrown

2,670 feet traveled by home run balls

And for the Astros… one win away from their first ever championship.

Giants, Cardinals reportedly have offers on the table for Giancarlo Stanton

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We’re entering what is typically one of the slowest news weeks in the baseball calendar. Occasionally some big free agents sign around now. For example, it was 20 years ago today Andres Galarraga signed with the Braves, and I still remember being in an airport on the way home to visit my parents when I heard the news. I’m an old man.

The biggest news that is likely to happen this offseason is Giancarlo Stanton being traded. That hasn’t happened yet, but here are the latest bits of news on that:

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Cardinals have made a formal trade offer to the Marlins for Stanton. No word what they’re offering, but the clubs have been in discussion for some time and it has been reported that the Marlins are the most interested in doing a deal with St. Louis due to the prospects they could send to Miami. There is a sense, however, that Stanton would be hesitant to approve a trade to the Cardinals because he prefers to play on the West Coast;

The Giants play on the west coast, and over the weekend they were reported to be the “most aggressive team” in trade talks for Stanton at the moment. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Giants have likewise made an offer. Their farm system is nowhere near as stocked as that of the Cardinals, so it’s unclear whether they have the prospects to make Miami happy. They could, of course, eat a lot of Stanton’s $295 million contract to make up for that, of course, but (a) doing so would put them over the luxury tax; and (b) the Marlins no doubt want to spur a rebuild with a Stanton trade, so if they can’t get some blue chip prospects back in return, what’s the point?

UPDATE: Who knows if this is anywhere close to enough — I’m guessing not — but this is what the Giants reportedly have on the table:

Anyway, that’s where we are as we begin Thanksgiving week.