Whatever your weekend plans may be, don’t stray far from a TV, because today promises another day of thrilling playoff drama. Here’s a look at what’s on the docket.
As David Wright spent most of this summer sidelined by a serious back ailment, he ignored those who doubted his future and longed for the opportunity to do what he did on Friday night, when he once again played the role of captain while helping the Mets claim a 3-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
Score one for the guys who have been there and done that. Before the Cubs could get any wild ideas about rearranging the balance of power in the Midwest rivalry, John Lackey and the Cardinals have reminded them that it’s not going to be easy to get past them with a 4-0 victory in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday.
Friday’s four postseason games featured everything from extra-inning drama to record-setting performances.
Scott Kazmir exited with one out in the sixth inning clinging to a two-run lead, having given his club as much as it could’ve hoped for in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Royals, before Kansas City scored twice in the frame en route to a 5-4 comeback victory.
It didn’t take long for the Cardinals to establish their advantage in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Cubs, getting a key contribution from Matt Holliday.
It took four hours and 57 minutes, but the Rangers finally topped the Blue Jays on Friday in Game 2 of the American League Division Series. The 6-4 victory in 14 innings allows Texas to leave Toronto with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.
After a shaky first frame, Marcus Stroman settled in to deliver a strong performance before exiting with a one-run lead in the eighth inning of Game 2 in the Blue Jays’ best-of-five American League Division Series against the Rangers on Friday at Rogers Centre.
A.J. Hinch has a good problem on his hands. The Astros manager has a surplus of center fielders, chief among them Carlos Gomez and Jake Marisnick.
The Rangers raced out to an early lead in Game 2 of their American League Division Series on Friday with help from Blue Jays miscues. But a heads-up play from Chris Colabello, and aggressive baserunning from Texas, kept Toronto from a massive hole in the game and the best-of-five set.