MLB Postseason Recap

Will Sieracki, Reporter

The first round of the postseason is almost over. The New York Yankees, a wild card team that looked like they had no chance against the Cleveland Indians, who won 102 games in the regular season, good for the best record in the AL, and at one point had a 22 game win streak. And it looked like the Yankees were dead after they were down two games to none in the series and after they blew a huge lead in the second game. But they rallied to win three straight, chasing the almost lock for the AL Cy Young award, Corey Kluber in the fourth inning. New York now goes on to face the Houston Astros in the ALCS. The Yankees, led by ace pitchers Luis Severino and Sonny Gray, and the Astros, led by Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander, should be a series to watch.

 

     The first round in the National League still hasn’t been decided yet. The Washington Nationals have been up against the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs. The deciding game 5 is tonight, with Kyle Hendricks pitching for the Cubs and Gio Gonzalez pitching for the Nationals. The Cubs took an early lead in the series, winning the first game in Washington by a score of 3-0. The Nationals won the second game after stars Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman each hit a two run homer and a three run homer, respectively, to take the game 6-3. Game 3 went to the Cubs by a score of 2-1, and the Nationals forced a deciding game at Wrigley Field yesterday with a 5-0 win. The Nationals were powered by outfielder Michael A. Taylor, who hit a grand slam off Cubs closer Wade Davis to seal the win for Washington. The winner of tonight’s game will go on to play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS. Tonight will be a can’t-miss game.