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:
Aníbal Sánchez is the first player in MLB postseason history with multiple career no-hit bids of at least 6 innings. h/t @EliasSports— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 12, 2019
He threw 6 hitless innings in Game 1 of the 2013 ALCS. pic.twitter.com/140RhQYFvS
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 who's starting tomorrow in Game 2 of this LCS?— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) October 12, 2019
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.
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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The result of the 2019 ALCS will be...
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Astros in 4
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