So we now have two wild-card teams in the Fall Classic. Who-da-thunk?
While Ned Yost’s managing has been oft-questionned, his players have silenced those drumbeats. And so far this year’s playoffs have been the best in recent memory. We have seen once again that when the regular season ends, the game changes radically and the teams that can get HOT at the right time, with good defense and pitching are most likely to end up in the World Series.
As for the Nats, they have all winter to wonder how all but two hitters suddenly went cold when the playoffs began. Baseball is often inexplicable, even to the experts.