There’s nothing better than postseason baseball and the first two games of this year’s playoffs proved just that. One of the biggest rivalries in all of sports kicked it off on Tuesday when the Boston Red Sox faced off against the New York Yankees in a win-or-go-home game and it was everything you could imagine.
The Crowd was hot from the start in Fenway and never let up throughout the entire game. Things really came unglued in the stadium when SS Xander Boegartes hit a 2 run bomb to centerfield that gave Boston the lead in the first and they never looked back.
Then in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Kyle Schwarber decided he wanted to improve his postseason stats taking Cole deep to rightfield to extend the lead to 3-0
The Yankees put up a little bit of fight with HR’s from Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton but it was too little too late for the Yanks as they fell 6-2.
Then we had a pitching dual from both teams in the NL Wild Card game between the Cardinals and Dodgers. One of the greatest Cardinals pitchers ever in Adam Wainwright dueled against one of the best pitchers in the game today Max Scherzer.
This was a masterclass for young pitchers not being scared about the big moment and going out to shove for your team. The first inning was a little shakey for Scherzer as a wild pitch gave the Cardinals a 1-0 lead until the 4th inning.
In the bottom of the 4th Justin Turner came up and smacked an HR to left field tying the game 1-1.
Other than those that both pitchers were really good and the bullpens followed suit until the 9th. Kenley Jansen got out of a jam in the top of the 9th when he stuck out Tyler O’Neil to end the inning. Then super-utility player Chris Taylor became the hero when he hit a walk-off 2 run HR in the bottom of the 9th.
The first 2 games had everything any fan should want from a sporting event. Offensive heroics, masterful pitching performances, and red hot crowds that brought everything to a whole other level. October baseball is unbeaten and is the pinnacle for sporting events.