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Snake Bytes: 10/16 - Let’s Play Two, LCS Edition

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Houston jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the ALCS last night. Today, they will play game two, while the Dodgers and Braves will kick off the NLCS.

American League Championship Series Game 1: Boston Red Sox v. Houston Astros Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images

ALCS

Boston 4, Houston 5 (HOU leads 1-0)
Neither starter made it out of the third inning. The Red Sox carried a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth, but Houston’s potent offense was too much for Boston’s bullpen to keep them quiet for 5= innings, as they allowed four runs over the final three frames.

Houston Wins Wild Come-from-Behind Game
An abbreviated start by Framber Valdez and some sloppy play both offensively and defensively were not enough to sink the Astros. Houston survived early adversity that saw them fall behind 3-1, coming back late, thanks to home runs by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa.

Kike has Big Night, Baker Blames FOX
Kike Hernandez continues to have one of the best offensive postseasons in baseball history. Some of that occurred while Dusty Baker was talking with the booth during the game.

NLCS

Your NLCS FAQ
The Dodgers might be the deepest team in baseball since the 1997 New York Yankees, but they are coming off of a Wild Card game followed by a tough five-game series. Atlanta gets to play host and has had the opportunity to rest and line up their three-headed starting pitching monster. This is a rematch of last season’s NLCS. Atlanta took a 3-1 lead in that series, but the Dodgers came back and won it in seven en route to being crowned World Series champions.

Dodgers’ NLCS Pitching Comes Down to Scherzer
Max Scherzer pitched the final outs of the NLDS just two nights ago. Will he still be ready to go tonight? His first-ever career save only took 13 pitches, so it is a potential possibility. As of this writing, the Dodgers still do not have a Game 1 starter.