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Gamethreads: NLCS Game 2/ALCS Game 1

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Might vs. might in the AL, mini-mites in the NL

MLB-Game one of the NLCS between the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals
Tuk a chance on me: Scherzer, arguably the game’s best clutch pitcher, tries to put St. Louis in a 2-0 hole today.
Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images

Hey there, it’s double-barreled gamethread action today!

On this day 113 years ago, the Cubs tied the 1906 World Series up at two games apiece, 1-0, over the White Sox.

On this day 26 years ago, the White Sox were eliminated by the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS, four games to two.

And on this day 14 years ago, Patron Saint of Baseball Rapscallions and our very own Campbell’s Soup Kid, A.J. Pierzynski, noted that a third strike skipped into Josh Paul’s glove, or trickled back out after the catch, or waitwhocaresAJjustrantofirstbasesoitmustbelegit.

I was there, behind home plate, and boy were we confused in the stands. What a game. What a postseason run.


So there are other games, far less consequential in our eyes but hey, they gotta play ’em.

First up is Game 2 of Nats-Cards, and St. Louis has its work cut out for them.

That’s a 3 p.m. game on TBS.


Yankees at Astros starts on FOX at 7 p.m. Starting pitchers are Masahiro Tanaka for New York and Zack Greinke for Houston.

Poll

Who will win the ALCS?

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    Astros sweep
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    Astros in five
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    Astros in six
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    Astros in seven
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    Yankees sweep
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    Yankees in five
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    Yankees in six
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    Yankees in seven
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    Meteor
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