Well things went more or less according to plan as Astros Ace Justin Verlander handled the Rays quite easily to allow Houston to go up 1-0 in the ALDS. This turn of events is good news considering that the winner of the first game in a division series is more likely to advance, historically speaking. Things don’t get any easier for the Rays since they will now have to face Astros Other-Ace Gerrit Cole in tonight’s game. Hopefully that translates to another victory as I’m sure the Astros would prefer to head to the Trop with 2 wins under their belt considering how oddly inconsistent the team can be there.
As for the other games yesterday, the Yankees poured it on in the middle to late innings and took game 1 of their division series from the Twins 10-4. Meanwhile, the Nationals and Braves both turned the tables on their opponents and managed to even up both NLDS series at 1 game apiece.
More playoff baseball on the way tonight, with the Astros getting stuck with the late game at 8:07 local thanks to the Jankees also playing tonight. In the meantime, let’s get the crawfish boiling and see some of those links!
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