MLB Playoffs: NLCS Game Two and ALCS Game One

Jared Wickerham

The Cardinals try to jump to a 2-0 lead over the Dodgers in the NLCS while the Red Sox and Tigers face off in the postseason for the first time in their history.

Fairly simple rooting interests for the two League Championship Series: go Donnie Baseball's Dodgers, and go Team ABB (Anyone But Boston).

NLCS Game 2

The Dodgers and Cardinals play the afternoon game today in St. Louis, just about 15 hours after the NLCS opener ended on a walk-off single by Carlos Beltran, whose playoff numbers rival Babe Ruth. The second game will start at 4:07 PM EDT on TBS. The pitching matchup is damn good, especially considering Clayton Kershaw's otherworldly 2013 and rookie Michael Wacha's crazy recent stretch of 16 innings with just two hits allowed and 18 strikeouts.


Clayton Kershaw

#22 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Dodgers

6-3

220

L

L

Mar 19, 1988


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Clayton Kershaw 16-9 35 33 3 2 0 0 236.0 164 55 48 11 52 232 1.83 .92

vs.


Michael Wacha

#52 / Pitcher / St. Louis Cardinals

6-6

210

R

R

Jul 01, 1991


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Michael Wacha 4-1 15 9 0 0 0 1 64.2 52 20 20 5 19 65 2.78 1.10

ALCS Game 1

The Red Sox and Tigers have somewhat surprisingly never played against each other in postseason play, partially due to the Tigers being in the AL East from the start of divisional play in 1969 until 1997. The opener at Fenway Park features AL ERA leader Anibal Sanchez against veteran lefty Jon Lester, and it will kick off at 8:07 PM EDT on FOX.


Anibal Sanchez

#19 / Pitcher / Detroit Tigers

6-0

205

R

R

Feb 27, 1984


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Anibal Sanchez 14-8 29 29 1 1 0 0 182.0 156 56 52 9 54 202 2.57 1.15

vs.


Jon Lester

#31 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox

6-2

240

L

L

Jan 07, 1984


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Jon Lester 15-8 33 33 1 1 0 0 213.1 209 94 89 19 67 177 3.75 1.29

Enjoy your evenings.

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