OK, I will admit, last nights game was a snoozer. There was a 3 run home run, then a late run scored to get Tampa the win against a hapless Cleveland line up that seemed to be Oh’fer whenever it mattered. Hand it to Tampa though, the just played two game sevens in a row essentially and did what it took to get the job done. Now it’s on to Boston, to face the Red Sox.
The NLDS is very interesting, Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers, by Don Mattingly taking his foot off the gas, he allowed Atlanta to get the better record and grab home field advantage where the Braves are the best in baseball. The Dodgers have a magic elixir for that, no I am not talking about Magic Johnson, I am talking about Clayton Kershaw, one of the best pitchers in baseball. If the Dodgers can eek out a few runs, they are sure to win at least one in Atlanta and send the home field back to LA, where the Dodgers home crowd is sure to be pumped up.
In the other NLDS matchup you have the upstart Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals. Doesn’t it seem like that at every time this year we are mentioning the St Louis Cardinals? No Albert Pujols, no problem, no Tony La Russa, no problem, this team just keeps pumping out winners. This year is not different. The Cardinals better be careful not to lose home field advantage though, because the Pittsburgh Pirates home crowd is epic, and it is going to be difficult for any team to win there.
One of the ALDS matchups features the Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox. Playing in the same division, these teams know each other well, can Joe Maddon keep his teams magic going? Will the turn it around from one year ago Red Sox be able to keep their season alive? Time will tell, this is a very interesting matchup though. David Price will not be available until Game 2, so the Rays may be digging out of a hole at that time. Although 1 of 2 in Boston wouldn’t be bad before they got back home to the quiet confines of Tampa Bay.
The other ALDS mathcup features Detroit Tigers vs Oakland A’s. This is interesting because the Tigers have MVP candidates Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder playing at $20M+ per season, combined more than the entire A’s payroll. Billy Bean has done it again in Oakland, but can his team get past the ALDS? Max Sherzer and his 23 wins will start game 1, in the also quiet confines of O.com Stadium, the Oakland A’s will have their hands full.
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