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Outside The Confines: Just walk it off

The Braves take a 2-0 lead on the Dodgers with two walk-off wins. The Red Sox and Astros are tied 1-1. Are all four teams unlikeable? And, what’s next for the Giants.

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I’ve got to say that if you told me in March that Joc Pederson would be one of the heroes of the National League Championship Series, I’d have been very happy. Or at least happier than I am now.

Baseball writer Joe Sheehan notes that in the Wild Card era, teams that are 16 games or more better than their opponent in the final regular season standings are 11-1 in playoff series. The Dodgers better get moving or it will be 11-2. In case you were wondering, the one exception was the 2001 Yankees over the Mariners.

And may tomorrow be a better day than today, Buster.