just got a little easier with the shocking meltdown loss of the Dodgers to the Nationals. Not easy, but easier. They will still have to beat the Nationals and the American League champs, but getting there to the Series is what I expect to happen now that the National League’s best team is gone.
I am not surprised by the Dodgers not getting to the World Series, but I am surprised at how they screwed up game 5 with Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers were so strong in a bad division they played under very little pressure all year, and the Nats put it on them with Strasberg and Scherzer. The Nats applied the pressure, got to game 5 and somehow won. It won’t be much fun to be a Dodger fan today.
The Nationals have 3 stud starting pitchers, so they have a chance against anybody, but I think the Cardinals are overall a better team…we shall see. Facing the Yankees or Astros will be a tall order, but hey the Rays may make it. Who knows?