It was an extremely fun day of baseball on Wednesday with pitching duels, slugfests, and some of the best games we’ve seen all year.
In a wild, rainy, strange, game two, Gio Urshela played HERO and hit an absolute NUKE of a grand slam to give the Yankees a lead and from there, mixed with a little bit of a setback from chad green, Gary Sanchez hit a HUGE opposite-field two-run homer to get the lead back and from there, the Bronx Bombers went on to again, blow a lead. Pathetic job by the Yankees pitching staff outside of Britton. Tanaka was dealt w a crappy hand of cards tonight but he didn’t have it as a whole, chad green immediately gave up a two-run double, Loaisiga stinks, Chapman immediately gives up an inherited run… but these dawgs got FIGHT in them. Top 9, trailing, they string together a rally, tie the game with a Gary Sanchez sac fly, followed by the best hitter in baseball, DJ Lemahieu, stroking a single up the middle to give the yanks the lead and the eventual series win. Wow.
Can you tell I LOVE my Yankees and this game of baseball?
Ok… now I’m gonna breathe and talk about the rest of the games..
The Marlins show their no joke. Sandy Alcantara with a beauty of a game and backed by five big runs to get that game one dub.
Them boys from ATL, pull out a 1-0 win behind the probable MVP, Freddie Freeman’s 13th inning single; but the real story was the absolute stunner of an ace matchup with Bauer and Fried both throwing gems.
I couldn’t even keep track of all the pitchers the cardinals tossed out there today, but they got that game one win versus that young, exciting Padres team that had the baseball world buzzing all year. They gotta bounce back tomorrow or it’s a wrap.
The white sox couldn’t eliminate the A’s; as Oakland clung onto a 5-3 win; narrowly avoiding a late game collapse. Yasmani Grandal went deep again late for the White Sox, before that, the offense was mute for their big bats. Khris “crush” Davis, still has that crazy pop as he set the tone with a bomb leading the A’s to a win.
Ho hum… that “exciting” rays team eliminate the blue jays backed by more good pitching and a Hunter Renfroe grand salami.
.. and that team from Houston won their series.
The Dodgers-Brewers game ended up being a bit closer than it looked initially. Seager capped off a Dodgers game one dub with a monster 447-foot blast and rode a solid pitching night to a 1-0 series lead.
All in all, I love playoff baseball, and so should you, even with this weird temporarily new format.