PSL season? More like MLB season


Kira Matheson

Sporting the gear of the 2 teams I think will make it to the series and the Cubs.

In Issue 1, I predicted the World Series as well as the rest of the postseason. Both of my World Series picks, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox, are currently still alive and fighting. However, it’s day 16 of the postseason, and many other spots have fallen differently from my original predictions.

On Oct. 1, the MLB postseason kicked off with a tense, one-game battle royale between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs. Needless to say, the Midwest was on edge, waiting to see who would emerge victorious as the teams battled for the National League Central Division title at Wrigley Field. As a die-hard Cubs fan, my heart hurt a little bit when the Cubs lost (3-1, Brewers) and were relegated to the wildcard game, but I still held out hope.

Similarly, the Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies vied for the National League West title on the same day at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers emerged with the title, leaving the Rockies to play the Cubs for the wildcard spot.

When the Cubs and the Rockies played, my stress level was through the roof. They went through 12 innings tied 1-1, when the Rockies scored in the 13th to end the game, leaving the Cubs to pack up and head home until spring training. That game was filled with tension, and Cubs Nation was on the edge of its seats, although I’ll admit I went to bed after the 12th inning (thanks, school).

Thankfully, the American League didn’t need any tiebreakers. The wildcard team, the New York Yankees, faced the Red Sox, losing 3 games to 1. The Houston Astros faced the Cleveland Indians, wherein the Astros won 3 games to 0. This left the Red Sox to play the Astros on Oct. 13.

In the National League, the Brewers swept the Rockies, with the first game being especially notable, which ended up going into 10 innings. The Brewers didn’t seem to appreciate the small margin, though, as the last two games were shutouts. The Dodgers faced the Atlanta Braves for 4 games, winning three and losing one, with two of those wins being shutouts.

Now we’re getting to the good stuff: the league championship series. The Dodgers and the Brewers are vying for the title in the National League, while the Red Sox and the Astros compete for the American League pennant.

So far, the Red Sox are up over the Astros two games to one. Though the Astros won the game 17-2, the Red Sox’s first win was 7-5, and their second 8-2. This trend could suggest that the Red Sox will be gaining an even greater lead over the Astros tomorrow night, especially when you consider that the Astros haven’t lost two consecutive games since Aug. 30 and 31.

The Dodgers and the Brewers are heating up, currently tied two games to two as of last night’s Dodgers’ walk-off win in the 13th inning thanks to 1st baseman Cody Bellinger. The record is going back and forth, and fans in the National League are eagerly anticipating tonight’s game, where the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw will face the Brewers’ Wade Miley.

Kershaw has been a fan-favorite for many years, a fact helped by his 2.73 ERA throughout the 2018 season. However, Miley’s 2018 2.57 ERA could give Kershaw a run for his money, making this game a hotly contested one.

As the American League teams head into game four and the National League teams to game five, fans will be tuned into their televisions, computers, and phones, checking for MLB notifications, hoping to follow every move these players make.