No days off puts stress on pitchers in Division Series, LCS
(AP Photo/David Dermer)NEW YORK – Postseason games come at an unprecedented pace starting Monday in this year of the pandemic. Teams could play the Division Series over five straight days, take a single day off and then contest the League Championship Series on seven consecutive days. The last to pitch for seven straight days was San Francisco’s Steve Kline from July 31 to Aug. 6, 2007. The League Championship Series has had a 2-3-2 format since 1985, with days off between Games 2 and 3, then another between Games 5 and 6. To start twice in the Division Series, Game 1 pitchers would have to come back on three days' rest.
3 moments from ALCS Game 2 that happily remind us of the Astros 2017 run
Getty ImagesHOUSTON - Now that Astros playoff magic has been rekindled, we thought it'd be fun to look at three moments of Sunday night's game that carried echoes from key moments from the team's 2017 World Series run. It echoed an outstanding defensive play by Alex Bregman and Brian McCann during the 2017 playoff run. Correa walks off against the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALCS -- twice! Two years later, Correa one-upped himself with another walk-off hit to right-center in an ALCS Game 2 versus the Yankees, only this time, he put it over the fence. George Springer makes Adam Ottavino look like Brandon MorrowOK, the Correa walk-off seems like a default No.