The Boston Red Sox won the ALCS against the Houston Astros late Thursday night. To read more, check out our Boston Red Sox Win ALCS 4 – 1 post.
Boston Red Sox Win ALCS
First and foremost, many considered the Boston Red Sox to be the underdog in this series against the Astros. However, the Sox came to play. After Game 3 against the Yankees in the ALDS; Boston seemed to turn things around.
Although there were some question marks for Chris Sale (health-wise), the Sox prevailed. For Game 5, David Price pitched a gem. From the first inning, all of his pitches were dominant. He pitched six shut-out innings before turning the game over to the bullpen.
After dropping Game 1 to Houston, the Sox came back to win the next four games. And, surprisingly three of the games were won on the road.
Jackie Bradley Jr. was named the ALCS MVP after contributing 9 RBI’s.
Now, the Boston Red Sox will await their opponent to begin the World Series on Tuesday, October 23rd in Boston.
NLCS – Game 7
So, tonight the Los Angles Dodgers will face the Milwaukee Brewers for Game 7 in the NLCS. With tonight being the last game of the series, everything is on the line for both teams.
Since Game 7 will be coming from Miller Park in Milwaukee, do the Brewers have the edge? Of course, home field advantage does have an advantage – no pun intended.
At the same time, the Brewers didn’t need to use their Ace, Josh Hader. Because Hader hasn’t pitched since Tuesday, he has had three days of rest. Also, it should be noted that Dodgers Ace, Clayton Kershaw hasn’t pitched since Game 5, so he could be used in relief.
In my opinion, the Milwaukee Brewers have the edge.
By tonight, we will know who is heading to the World Series to face the Boston Red Sox.
Of course, many Boston fans are hoping to face the Dodgers in the World Series.
As always, I welcome your comments.