Welcome to this week’s edition of Monday Morning Quarterback. Here is what is on my mind for this week.
Well the regular season in Major League baseball has ended. It is now time for the official Hunt of October!
The Playoffs in the National League are set. Here are the match-ups.
Wild Card Game.
By virtue of Pittsburgh’s sweep of the Reds this weekend, the Pirates will host the Reds in the Wild Card Game Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. The reward for the winner will be a trip to St Louis for a five game Divisional Championship Series. This is Pittsburgh’s first trip to the playoffs since 1992 and people are excited in Pittsburgh. The Reds are making their 3rd trip to the playoffs in the last 4 years, but have yet to win a playoff series since 1995.
The LA Dodgers will travel to Atlanta for a best of 5 series with the Braves.
St. Louis gets the winner of Cincinnati and Pittsburgh for the other best of 5 series.
American League are set as well. Here are the match-ups.
Wild Card Game
Cleveland gets to host the Wild Card Game against the winner of Texas and Tampa Bay, which tied for the 2nd wild card spot. That game will be played in Texas today, with the winner to go to Cleveland on Wednesday. Whoever makes it out of the Wild Card Game will have to travel to Boston for a 5 game Divisional Series.
In one Divisional Series, you will have the Detroit Tigers traveling to Oakland to take on the A’s in their 5 games series.
The other Divisional Series will have the survivor of the Wild Card Game traveling to Boston in a best of 5 series with the Red Sox.
Let the Hunt for October BEGIN!!!!
Have a great week!!