The ALCS MVP was Cleveland’s Andrew Miller, who erased 14 of the 26 batters he faced via the strikeout. Still not enough to erase memories of Jose Mesa.
Cleveland manager Terry Francona said there was just no way to stop the bleeding in Trevor Bauer’s finger. Curt Schilling should’ve loaned the team a sock.
Bauer got stitches earlier this week because he cut his finger while fixing a drone. The procedure has become known as “The Opposite of Tommy John Surgery.”
During Game 3 of the ALCS, Terry Francona looked at a camera and brushed his middle finger under his eye. He later said it was a nervous habit, one that he probably picked up during his time in Philadelphia.
Some say that Francona’s gesture could be interpreted as a subtle “eff you” Said Jose Bautista, “There can be a subtle eff you?”
Before Game 2, Francisco Lindor’s mom sent a pan of homemade lasagna to the broadcast team. John Kruk is now looking to transfer to Fox Sports Ohio.
Javier Baez’s steal of home during Game 1 of the NLCS was the Cubs’ first steal of home in the playoffs since 1907. To be fair, isn’t it the first time for a lot of stuff for the Cubs in the playoffs?
The Cubs bats did finally catch fire. Chicago fans credit Joe Maddon’s leadership and the ghost of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow.
Anthony Rizzo broke out of his slump after he used Matt Szczur’s bat. He also used a Dodger pitcher not named Kershaw, Hill or Jansen.
LA’s Adrian Gonzalez tweeted that the NLCS is “us against the world.” It got over 9,000 retweets, presumably from fans and not anyone in the world.
The Diamondbacks hired Mike Hazen as their fifth GM in six years. Many believe he was hired because he brought his own hot seat.
Keith Alberstadt is a comedian and Mets fan who’s still managing to enjoy the playoffs. You should follow him on Twitter.