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Post-season Gameday Thread, #10: The end of the Division Series

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Can the Rays match the Nationals, and triumph over a highly-favored adversary as well?

Divisional Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Houston Astros - Game One Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

4:07 pm: Rays @ Astros (2-2)

Today's Lineups

RAYS ASTROS
Austin Meadows - LF George Springer - CF
Tommy Pham - DH Michael Brantley - LF
Ji-Man Choi - 1B Jose Altuve - 2B
Travis d'Arnaud - C Alex Bregman - 3B
Eric Sogard - 2B Yordan Alvarez - DH
Avisail Garcia - RF Yuli Gurriel - 1B
Joey Wendle - 3B Carlos Correa - SS
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Josh Reddick - RF
Willy Adames - SS Martin Maldonado - C

It’s going to be hard for today to live up to yesterday, where the pair of NLDS Game 5’s were both highly memorable. We had a record-setting blowout as the Cardinals shot past the Braves, their game ending as a meaningful contest before Atlanta even got to bat. Then there was the Dodgers’ bullpen epic meltdown, resulting in extra-inning triumph for the Nationals. It doesn’t get much better than that. Now the Dodgers are eliminated, I don’t really care who goes through from the American League. I was pulling for the Astros, as the team with probably the best chance of defeating the Dodgers in the World Series. But, now? Let the world burn. All the wild-card teams! All the upsets! Bring it on!