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2019 NLCS Game 2: Nationals vs. Cardinals and ALCS Game 1: Yankees vs. Astros

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NLCS Game 1 was awesome. Can Game 2 match it? Plus, the ALCS begins.

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Game 1 of the NLCS was pretty amazing. Anibal Sanchez is a good pitcher and can be very good at times. The Cubs found that out August 23 when he allowed them just one hit in eight innings. I don’t think anyone expected him to take a no-hitter into the eighth inning of a postseason game, though.

It’s not the first time he’s done this, either:

That’s also the last time a one-hitter was thrown in the postseason. As noted in that tweet, it was also Game 1. And also on the road. The opposing pitcher was Jon Lester, FWIW.

And:

Sanchez’ team that year, the Tigers, lost the championship series four games to two. Let’s hope that part of these coincidences doesn’t repeat.

Oh yes, the Yankees and Astros are also playing today. Here’s all the info you’ll need for today’s LCS games.

Game time for NLCS Game 2: 3 p.m. CT. TV: TBS. Announcers: Brian Anderson, Ron Darling and Jeff Francoeur with reporter Lauren Shehadi. Nationals lead series 1-0.

Game time for ALCS Game 1: 7 p.m. CT. TV: Fox. Announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz. Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci.

Pitching matchups:

Max Scherzer (Nationals) vs. Adam Wainwright (Cardinals)

Masahiro Tanaka (Yankees) vs. Zack Greinke (Astros)

Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.

MLB.com Gameday for Nationals/Cardinals

MLB.com Gameday for Yankees/Astros

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Nationals/Cardinals

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Yankees/Astros

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This is the only thread for today’s games. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.

Poll

The result of the 2019 ALCS will be...

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  • 3%
    Astros in 4
    (2 votes)
  • 3%
    Astros in 5
    (2 votes)
  • 20%
    Astros in 6
    (12 votes)
  • 18%
    Astros in 7
    (11 votes)
  • 8%
    Yankees in 4
    (5 votes)
  • 15%
    Yankees in 5
    (9 votes)
  • 17%
    Yankees in 6
    (10 votes)
  • 12%
    Yankees in 7
    (7 votes)
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