Wowee did we have some good baseball last night. The Division Series is really turning out to be something quite special isn’t it?
Yankees 5, Twins 1 – Scouts: 2019 came to a pretty decisive conclusion for the Twins. It was a really good year, but they ran into an absolute brick wall in New York. The Yankees completed the sweep late Monday night thanks to homers by Gleyber Torres and Cameron Maybin. Minnesota just couldn’t get anything going the entire series and will have to try again next year.
Dodgers 1, Nationals 6 – Scouts: Just when you thought the Nationals were down and out, Max Scherzer comes in and throws an absolute gem of a game. Scherzer held the potent Dodgers offense to 1 run and 4 hits over 7 innings, only allowing a Justin Turner homer in the first inning. After that, Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman stepped up big for the Nats, sending this series back to L.A. for a do or die 5th game. Stephen Strasburg will face Walker Buehler in the series deciding match-up.
Braves 4, Cardinals 5 F/10 – Scouts: A day after the Braves rallied to take one away from the Cardinals, the Devil Magic appeared to return the favor. Atlanta had a 4-3 lead in the 8th when Yadier Molina singled past Freddie Freeman to score Paul Goldschmidt and send the game to extras. Then they had to wait for Yadier to step up again in the 10th, knocking in Kolten Wong with a sac fly that ended the game. Game 5 will head back to Atlanta to see Jack Flaherty face off against Mike Foltynewicz.
Astros 3, Rays 10 – Scouts: Facing elimination against the juggernaut Astros, the Rays tore Zack Greinke a new one, touching up the ace for 5 hits and 6 runs over 3.2 innings pitched. Kevin Kiermaier, Ji-Man Choi, Brandon Lowe all homered off Grenkie, with Willy Adames picking up one more for good measure in the 6th. With their backs up against the wall, the Rays will have to take down Justin Verlander next to force an elimination game.