I am riveted to the baseball playoffs. The Washington Nationals, having shocked the Los Angeles Dodgers, ousting them from the NLDS, have won the first two games of the NLCS on the road. And how did they go two up on the Cardinals? Great pitching!
And as I pound out this quick blog, late on a Sunday night, the New York Yankees and Houston Astros are into the ninth inning of game two of the ALCS. The score is tied 2-2 in the ninth inning and the crowd at Minute Maid Park is going bonkers, yelling on every pitch. The Yanks won the series opener on Saturday night. What has been the dominant theme of the series so far? You guessed it- great pitching.
They may be hitting home runs at a record pace. They may be scoring runs at a record pace. But in the end, winning championships still comes down to pitching and that has been the story so far in this post season.
Enjoy the baseball. The fun has just started.