Prof: Whew! So many games!
Astros 5, Red Sox 4 – Prof: We have our first Championship contender, everybody. The Astros are on their way, with a sweep of the Red Sox. It wasn’t easy, and my goodness, this last game was incredible. Both teams pulled out all the stops, including bringing out Justin Verlander and Chris Sale in relief! In fact, the craziness was that Verlander, in relief, got the win and Chris Sale, who could possibly win this year’s Cy Young, has two losses in the postseason. During this game, Boston was able to keep Jose Altuve in check, but the rest of his team rose to the challenge, including Alex Bregman, whose two run homer off Chris Sale in the eighth turned the tide. For the first time since realignment, Houston makes their way to a championship series.
Nationals 1, Cubs 2 – Prof: Over in the NLDS, it was also another tight, hard fought campaign. Max Scherzer and Jose Quintana were pretty on fire. Q went about five innings, and Mad Max was pulled after six. Then all heck broke loose. Baby Babe Ruth had two errors!
Indians 3, Yankees 7 – Scouts: After getting smacked around pretty good in game 1, Luis Severino returned to form with a 9 strike out performance, giving up three runs on four hits to the land of Cleve and setting the Yankees up for a winnner take all finale tomorrow night. Aaron Judge make me look a fool, smacking a double just as I was telling a friend “Ohh, Judge is not having a great post-season, he’s what 0-9 with 7 strikeouts.” Of course he did. Gary Sanchez also homered for the Yanks. It’s all going to come down to Sabathia v Kluber tomorrow night. Who’s pumped?
D-Backs 1, Dodgers 3 – Scouts: Looks like the late season move to acquire Yu Darvish paid off for the Dodgers as he out pitched mega contract Zack Greinke over 5 innings apiece. Greinkee gave up 3 runs on 4 hits including a pair of homers to COdy Bellinger and Austin Barnes, while Darvish gave up just a solo shot to Daniel Descalso. The Dodgers will now relax in their homes while they see if the Cubs will be returning to the NCLS or of the Nats can avoid another post-season letdown.