|MLB Playoffs Week 1 Recap and TV Schedule: Rockies Swept
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MLB Playoff Week One Recap and TV Schedule by Chris Watford for NoLuckNeeded.com
We’re through the first week of the playoffs and things have been a little bit different than what some were expecting. The Brewers swept the Rockies after Colorado went 13 innings against the Cubs. Aaron Judge has been stomping the Red Sox, and the Dodgers and Braves have been in a close race through two games.
Milwaukee Brewers Sweep Colorado Rockies
With how slow their Wild Card game went by, the Rockies postseason chances were quickly diminished with the Brewers walking off in the 10th inning of game one. The Rockies scored two runs in their first game, only to lose the next two games with a combined score of 10-0. Every Brewers’ pitcher aside from Jeremy Jeffress had a combined 0.00 ERA in this series. As Rockies fans would say: Rocktober is over. The Brewers will go on to face the winner of the Dodgers/Braves.
Dodgers Lead Braves, 2-1
After losing the first two games with scores of 6-0 and 3-0, the Braves were able to avoid a sweep and took game 3, winning a close game, 6-5. The Braves earned their first run of the entire series in the bottom of the second inning while their starting pitcher was at bat with the bases loaded. He’s winding up his bat, the crowd are on their feet, it’s loud, Buehler throws the pitch as silence falls over the crowd in anticipation of the tiny chance of a grand slam… And he walks him. But, a run is a run. Braves fans held out hope with the bases still loaded and Acuna at bat and he brought their dreams true: a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the second, bringing the score to 5-0. Game 4 of the Dodgers (-145) and the Braves (+133) will be televised on FS1 today at 4:40 PM ET.
Yankees, Red Sox Tied, 1-1
The rivalry that predates time, and it definitely takes time for these two teams to finish a game. These two teams haven’t met in the playoffs in over a decade and what better way to celebrate this rivalry by having these two teams tied? Nathan Eovaldi is expected to start for the Sox, opposite of Luis Severino. Eovaldi has pitched very efficiently against the Yankees this year, pitching 16 scoreless innings. Severino is sitting on a 3.56 ERA against Boston this year, but he only allowed one run in seven innings in the Sept. 19th matchup against Boston. Watch the Boston Red Sox (+160) duke it out against the New York Yankees (-180) today on TBS at 7:40 PM ET.
Astros Lead Indians, 2-0
The defending World Series champs have had their way with the Indians through two games so far. Indians’ pitcher, Carlos Carrasco, was one of the leading factors in Cleveland's game two loss where he allowed six hits and two runs. The Astros and the Indians are currently matched up on TBS where the Indians are hoping to extend their postseason chances. The Indians are leading the Astros 2-1, through five innings. If the series goes to four games it will be televised, 10/9 on TBS at 4:45 PM ET.
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