All 4 of the LDS series could end on Monday
It's just the 6th time in postseason history with a chance for 4 series clinches on the same day
Only *once* has it actually happened that all 4 ended on the same day: Oct. 5, 1996*
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) October 7, 2019
Here’s the road map which lays out how that might happen.
On this day in baseball history Whitey Ford beats the Phillies to complete a World Series sweep, Gil Hodges finishes a World Series 0-21 at the plate, Curt Flood is traded from the Cardinals to the Phillies and refuses to report, and Benny Agbayani hits a 13th-inning HR to beat the Cubs in the longest NLDS game ever played — 5 hours and 22 minutes.
The early game is really early for me at 7:05 AM my time. It features the Astros at Rays, 10:05 AM PDT, TV: MLBN
The Astros have a 2-0 lead in the series. They send out their third starter, RHP Zack Greinke, to face the Rays’ RHP Charlie Morton, who’s already distinguished himself this postseason by winning the Wild Card Game last week. Morton was 16-6 with a 3.05 ERA on the year, while Greinke was 8-1 with a 3.02 ERA for the Astros after coming over from the D-Backs at the trade deadline. He was 18-5 with a 2.93 ERA overall.
#ALDS Game 3!
— Houston Astros (@astros) October 7, 2019
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) October 7, 2019
The late game showcases the Yankees at Twins, 5:40 PM PDT, TV: FS1
The Yankees lead the series 2-0. They’ll send RHP Luis Severino to the mound in Minneapolis. He spent most of the season on the IL, making just three starts in September. He’s got a career 6.26 ERA in six postseason starts. His opponent will be RHP Jake Odorizzi, who gave up nine runs in four innings against the Yankees on July 24 and hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of the ten starts he’s made since.
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) October 7, 2019