I went 1-1 guessing the wildcard games. Not perfect but you know what I’ll take it. I picked the Astros in the American League and the Pirates in the National League. The ‘Stros won 3-0 on Tuesday night and the Cubs beat the Pirates 4-0 last night.
The Astros really never gave the Yankees a chance, complete domination. I personally didn’t think the Yankees had enough fire power to get it done anyway but I thought they’d at least score a run. Dallas Keuchel completely shut them down for 6 innings then the bullpen didn’t give them anything either. I’m not surprised Keuchel dominated nor am I surprised Tanaka gave up a couple of homers but I am surprised the Yankees couldn’t scrap together a single run.
My dad pointed something out last night after the game, I chose the Pirates to win because I’m a big Gerrit Cole fan. I didn’t see it but he was right I was just being a biased fan. Because in the AL wildcard I chose the Astros because Dallas Keuchel had better stats than Masahiro Tanaka. So why didn’t I apply that to the NL wildcard? I didn’t even think about it but I guess I was just being biased, I simply like Gerrit Cole more than Jake Arrieta. I choose the Pirates because I like Cole then Arrieta goes out and throws a complete game shutout. Joe Maddon is a really smart baseball manager, he knew the Cubs bullpen is a weak spot so he was going with Arrieta for the entire game regardless of pitch count. Hey I can admit when I’m wrong the Cubs beat Cole so good job and a good job to Jake Arrieta for the complete game shutout with 11 strikeouts.