Sunday, October 6, 2019

ALDS Update: Continued Dominance

I will go back to yesterday's post, where I said that a matchup between Masahiro Tanaka and Randy Dobnak could be interesting. And it was- Tanaka morphed into his usual dominant October self, while Dobnak got absolutely shelled by the Yankees offense. And yet he wasn't even the one that gave up the grand slam to Didi Gregorius (that would be Tyler Duffey). Still, great work from Edwin Encarnacion, Brett Gardner and Gleyber per usual.

Game 3 is tomorrow in Minneapolis. Odorizzi, who the Twins should have started for Game 2, will be pitching against Luis Severino. Oh boy.

...and then Gerrit Cole happened.

Gerrit Cole set a postseason record with FIFTEEN STRIKEOUTS against the Rays. The dude went nearly eight innings without giving up a run, and the only run of the game came from Roberto Osuna loading the bases in the ninth. But with guys like Cole, and Verlander as well...the Astros may just pitch their way into the Series. The offense didn't NEED to do much last night- all it took was a homer from Bregman, and some RBIs from Maldonado and Correa. This win belonged to Gerrit Cole, and the Astros are lucky to have him.

Tomorrow is Zack Greinke vs. Charlie Morton, for advancement. It's Game 3, and the Astros are pitching Zack Greinke. That's how overpowered this team is.

Today, however, we get some NLDS matchups. None will be solved today, as both series' are tied. But we'll see if Ryu, Sanchez, Soroka or Wainwright can pull a performance like Cole's.

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