An Astros win two nights ago guaranteed that we’ll have at least three more baseball games this year. However, with the World Series tied at 1-1, it’s possible that the 2021 season will conclude this weekend. For those that rue this particular championship matchup, perhaps the sooner things end, the better. Either way, you can now count the number of potential remaining games on one hand. The end is near, at least for this campaign.
On the site today, Josh has an interesting discussion of Gerrit Cole’s status as the face of sticky stuff, and the extent to which that reputation is earned. Also, Esteban takes us back to 1994, to remember the (shortened) year in which Yankee catchers hit 47 homers, Joe looks at Joey Gallo and Aaron Judge’s finest defensive plays of the year, and Peter reviews Cole’s 2021 season as a whole.
1. If you had to call it now, would you go over or under a 3.00 ERA for Gerrit Cole in 2022?
2. With Charlie Morton shelved, who has a stronger pitching staff at this point, the Braves or Astros?