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2011 MLB Playoffs: Nyjer Morgan, Jimmy Rollins Get Going Early

Even without a Bay Area team in the MLB playoffs this season, the Bay Area love is still flowing through the crisp October air. We at SB Nation Bay Area have been keeping an eye on our boys from the Bay left in the fight, and have some promising things to report:

Oakland native Jimmy Rollins has started his playoffs very well for the Phillies, going 2-4 with three runs scored in Philly's 11-6 romp of the Cardinals on Saturday, and 3-4 with two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. The Fightins' now head to St. Louis tied 1-1 with a great series in the making. 

San Francisco native Nyjer Morgan had two RBI's in the Brewers 9-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday, making up for his 0-3 he put up the night before. Milwaukee won both of their games at home, heading to the desert looking to finish off Arizona. 

Vallejo Native CC Sabathia got rained out of his start in game one against the Tigers, though he still managed to fan four and give up one run in his two innings of soggy work. The Yankees split their games in New York and now head to Detroit looking to finish them off on the road, while the Tigers look to avoid going back to the big apple. 

And in a bit of bad news, former Oakland A Brad Ziegler almost tied a playoff record by allowing four runs in relief without recording an out, just one run shy of the record. Tough luck Brad, better luck next time out.