It’s Playoff Season. 32 comments


 

Today is Baseball Day. It’s like Christmas and Halloween and your birthday all rolled into one, then sewn up with 108 red stitches. It’s the one day we are assured of four playoff games.

Both American League first-round series start today. And both National League Game 2s are today.

Last night, the Brewers played their second straight extra inning game, winning with a single from Mike Moustakas in the bottom of the tenth to score Christian Yelich.

Yelich’s magical season continued. He hit a two-run homer in the third for the Brewers’ first two runs, and scored the winning run in the tenth.

Ex-Ranger Jeremy Jeffress blew the save in the top of the ninth for ex-Ranger Joakim Soria to win it in the tenth. This will be as close as Rangers fans get to post-season for a while. We have to live vicariously through ex-Rangers.

The Dodger have a three-time Cy Young winner, one of the most dominating pitchers in baseball history, and they didn’t start him in Game 1. About being skipped for the start, Clayton Kershaw said, “I don’t agree with it, but I will accept it.”

He can opt out of his contract at the end of the year, by the way.

The Dodgers started Hyun-Jin Ryu instead, who did his best Kershaw imitation, going seven scoreless innings in a 6-0 win over the Braves. Atlanta looked like they were freshman at the senior party. We’re not supposed to be here.

Today the Astros begin their defense of their title against the Indians at 1:05. Verlander versus Kluber. These sort of matchups will be long gone soon in this analytic-overobsessed baseball world. See it while you can.

Happy Baseball Day, everybody. Enjoy.

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  • JacobMcCandles

    Well Kershaw has been for the most part pedestrian in the playoffs. Beauty of BB..MADDUX stunk as well…Never know.

  • elkaba

    LOL, Hendrix blew it for the Mets. Now Jeffries vs. Soria. Someone should be keeping score on how all the ex-Rangers do this post season. (The ones who are heroes we can say JD should have kept. For the goats we can say he never should have made them Rangers in the first place.) 🙂

  • JacobMcCandles

    Afternoon BB…the best and the way it should be played…Kluber vs Verlander…..Francona vs Hinch, Astro WS march starts!!! Get your popcorn ready.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Verlander 9-0 1.93 era in day games ty

  • JacobMcCandles

    Stros just missing with Kluber

  • GoRangers23

    My birthday and Halloween ARE the same day! I’m not sure what I would do if someone added Christmas too. 😄

    • JacobMcCandles

      Boo

  • GoRangers23
  • JacobMcCandles

    Verlander has a No hitter going

  • dearmidol

    Astros dodged a huge bullet there. Indians should have gotten more than two.

  • CrazyEd

    I was looking for a video of the bomb he just hit in the instructs, couldn’t find it so this one will have to do. The PTBNL in the Keone Kela trade, Sherten Apostel, 3B.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDHZWSDY1H8

  • possumrld

    Stros are lookin’ good so far! Go Astros!

    • JacobMcCandles

      WS March has begun

  • CrazyEd

    Looks like Colorado is toast. It might as well be over, it would appear.

  • CrazyEd

    RSox putting it to the Yankees.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Magical season for the Brews

    • JacobMcCandles

      Kluber is the best Injuns have to offer and Stros raked him

    • dearmidol

      I predict a Milwaukee championship.

  • GoRangers23

    I am firmly in the Red Sox corner and I am getting VERY nervous! Yikes! I thought they had this one in the bag.

  • GoRangers23

    I unfortunately missed them taking out Sale. Does anyone know why he was pulled?

    • dearmidol

      I assume because he had been injured a few weeks ago and his pitch count was getting too high for them.

      • GoRangers23

        They just said something like— Chris Sale couldn’t make it through six— but I’m not sure what that means.

  • Tony Howell

    Not a Yankees fan but do like all those young players they have

    • dearmidol

      They have done a great job of producing young talent.

  • GoRangers23

    Workman didn’t work, man.

  • dearmidol

    They are getting nervous in Boston.

    • GoRangers23

      They are getting nervous in Arlington, Texas too. 😬🤭

  • GoRangers23

    Let’s go Red Socks!

  • TD30

    Go Sox!!

  • elkaba

    Red Sox win

  • GoRangers23

    YAAAAAAAAAAY!

  • JacobMcCandles

    Red River shootout……BOOMER SOONERS. Astros on the WS march……Great weekend