Every LDS was in action yesterday, with the Cubs topping the Cardinals last evening in the most important game (naturally).
- The Wife and I were in a bar watching the Astros and Royals game before Cubs/Cardinals, and although folks were watching, no one was really into it. The game was 6-1, the Astros were cruising, and they were clearly headed to the ALCS. But then the 8th inning happened, and the place went nuts on hit after Royals hit after Royals hit. When a sure-thing double play ball bounced off of Carlos Correa’s glove to score two runs, including the tying run, it was almost as loud as it would have been for a Cubs game. Pretty cool stuff. Terrible for Correa, obviously, as the Royals went on to win 9-6 and force a Game Five. At least Correa also went 4-4 with a double and two homers. Game Five is tomorrow.
- The Blue Jays and Rangers will also go to a Game Five with the Blue Jays winning 8-4. Each team has won twice on the road, which is odd. Also odd: the Blue Jays preferred to have David Price pitch in relief in this game rather than be ready for Game 5, which will presumably be started by Marcus Stroman, and is coming tomorrow.
- And the Mets took a 2-1 lead over the Dodgers by winning huge, 13-7. The Dodgers went up 3-0 early on Matt Harvey, but the Mets wound up scoring 10 runs between the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings. There were no Chase Utley-related shenanigans, as he did not appear in the game. Like Cubs/Cards, Game Four is today, with Clayton Kershaw going on short rest to try and save the Dodgers’ season. The Mets will start Steven Matz.