On Episode 3 of Starting 9, Dallas and I welcome the Mayor of Ding Dong City, Travis Shaw of the Milwaukee Brewers on the podcast. In our conversation, we hit on how he’s feeling after taking that baseball to the neck, the biggest difference for him between this year and last year that’s led to his breakout season, his thoughts on using advanced statistics, which personal goals he sets for himself each month, the Brewers’ mindset in terms of their goals to reach the postseason, his participation in the player nickname weekend, the biggest differences between playing in Boston and playing in Milwaukee, if he thinks he’d be having as good of a season as he’s having this year if he had stayed in Boston, his thoughts on David Price as a teammate, and his approach at the plate.
Outside of the interview, we’re talking about the tear that Giancarlo Stanton has been on, the Dodgers being the first team since 2004 to move to 50 games over .500, the Astros recent slide, Chad Bettis returning to the mound after beating cancer twice, the NL Wild card, Chris Sale as an MVP candidate, whether or not pitchers should even be eligible for the award, Aroldis Chapman’s struggles, and some Twitter questions. All that and more. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @Starting9. We’ve got a lot of cool shit coming your way through the end of the baseball season.