Yesterday's pick ended up being correct but for none of the reasons I listed. I thought both Clay Buchholz and Max Scherzer would be good with Buchholz being a little better. Buchholz was bad and gave up five runs. Scherzer was amazing. Unfortunately for the Tigers, Scherzer could not go the distance (or was not allowed to) and the Red Sox teed off on the Tigers bullpen to capture the game.
It was quite the day for Boston fans who saw Tom Brady throw a touchdown pass with five seconds left in the game to beat the Saints and then David Ortiz hit a grand slam to tie the game against the Tigers. Once Ortiz hit his homer, there was no doubt which team would win the game. Jarrod Saltalamacchia did the honors with a walk off single in the ninth off of Rick Porcello who never did record an out.
Wow. Just wow.
The Cardinals - Dodgers NLCS moves to Los Angeles for Game 3. The Cardinals are already up 2-0 in the series. What will happen tonight? The pick:
- The Cardinals over the Dodgers: The Cardinals just might sweep this thing. They already hold a two game advantage and then are able to put Adam Wainwright on the mound for Game 3. Pretty heady stuff there. While the Cardinals do not hit lefties well and Hyun-jin Ryu is one of those, I think the Cardinals will score a couple, which should be enough over a Dodgers' lineup that will probably be missing Andre Ethier and Hanley Ramirez. Ryu is good. But he is no Wainwright. The Dodgers are not hitting. The Cards are pitching. This thing might be over quickly.
Post season: 16-9