well, that was underwhelming. three. stinking. hits. yikes. oh well.
tonight the wild wild card journey continues, with the pirates hosting the chicago cubs. now, if i didn't have very high expectations of the yankees this year, i did have very high expectations of the pirates. and they didn't disappoint. the buccos are a really good team, and had the second best record in all of major league baseball. unfortunately for them, they play in the same division as the st. louis cardinals, who were 2 games better than them over a 162-game schedule. pretty close.
still, the pirates had a great season, and ought to be among the best teams in baseball playing for a pennant and a world series championship. but it will all swing on this one game. arrieta vs. cole. since it's in pittsburgh, i'm going to give the pirates the edge, but this thing could easily go either way, and one of the top 3 teams in baseball is going to go home very disappointed, no matter what happens.