With the elimination of the Colorado Rockies by the Milwaukee Brewers, UConn is down to two alumni in the MLB Playoffs. Houston Astros outfielder George Springer and Boston Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes are still in it and they are facing off in the ALCS this postseason.
At some indefinite point last season, something changed—or rather, something was revived. For most of the previous five-plus seasons, the greatest rivalry in American sports had taken a bit of vacation. One team dominated while the other had a rare down-year, trash-talk was kept to a whisper, brawls were nearly nonexistent.
Even after 162 games, there is no way to predict what will happen in the MLB Playoffs. Everybody is high on the Indians because of their 22-game winning streak late in the season. Before that, the Dodgers were commonly picked as World Series winners and were on pace to set an MLB wins record.
But narratives change quickly, and a five-to-seven game series is even quicker. We’re here to break down exactly what’s going to happen in each series.