Can the Dodgers rebound, and who draws first blood in the ALCS? [LCS Saturday Live Thread]
The Cardinals certainly won't be pushovers though. Their starter today is Michael Wacha. In his last regular season start, he was 1 out away from a no-hitter. In his first playoff start, Game 4 of the NLDS, he went 7 1/3 innings before giving up a hit. If he can keep up this incredible run, we might have another tight, back-and-forth game. If all else fails for St. Louis of course, they can just turn to Carlos Beltran and everything will be fine.
The nightcap is Game 1 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Red Sox (8:00, FOX). This is a fascinating series between the two teams who were definitely the best in the American League all season. The Game 1 starter for Boston is Jon Lester. His assignment may be easier than initially thought, as the Tigers offense continues to struggle to get going. Miguel Cabrera did hit the big homer in Game 5 of the ALDS, but that was just his third extra base hit since the end of August.
Boston's offense, however, has been humming all season and continued through most of their 4 game ALDS victory over Tampa. Detroit turns to Anibal Sanchez to stop the Red Sox lineup tonight. Sanchez had a great season, leading the league in ERA and FIP, but did not pitch well in the ALDS. He'll need to be much better to keep the Tigers in the game.
Q it up here throughout today's postseason action.