Road to the World Series Comes Down to a Wild Monday Night
Buckle up boys and girls things are about to get crazy!
The baseball postseason has been pretty lackluster up to the point a Rangers-Phillies World Series look inevitable. Well, in the famous words of Lee Corso, “Not so fast my friends.”
While the Phillies are on the precipice of a second consecutive trip to the Fall Classic, the Rangers and Astros find themselves in a nail-biter of a series. The ALCS is coming down to a Game 7 on Monday night after Texas stunned Houston with a 9-2 triumph in Game 6 on Sunday night.
Adolis Garcia’s grand slam home run sent shockwaves through the sport as Texas pulled away with a five-run ninth inning.
Now, get ready Mets fans back here in New York and New Jersey, ex-Met Max Scherzer gets the ball for the Rangers in Game 7. That’s right, the man the Mets traded away to Texas on August 1 could either send the Texas Rangers to the World Series or send them packing for the winter.
That’s right! Max Scherzer could send himself and fellow ex-Met Jacob deGrom (out for the year with an elbow injury) to the World Series potentially against their old NL East rivals the Phillies.
Let that sink in.
Perhaps Scherzer struggles tonight in Game 7 while the Astros finally win a game at home in this series and return to the Fall Classic to defend their championship. That would mean another ex-Met, Justin Verlander would likely get the ball for Houston in either Game 1 or 2 of the World Series.
So how will things shake out tonight?
The Phillies should be able to ride the right arm of Aaron Nola and an energetic home crowd to another NLCS crown.
Game 7 between the Astros and Rangers is going to be off the wall and totally unpredictable. And it’s about time.