THE POSTSEASON REPORT: OCTOBER 17, 2013 – Game 6 is necessary edition

by Bill Chuck on October 17, 2013

MY LATEST ON BASEBALLANALYTICS.ORG:  The LCS bullpens have been outstanding. The Sox have a 0.00 ERA and the Cards have an 1.59 ERA. Check out the numbers of every 2103 postseason bullpen performances. 

MY LATEST ON BASEBALLANALYTICS.ORG The LCS starting pitchers have been startling good. Compare the individual numbers of each of the 14.

ALCS2013AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (FOX)

  1. Detroit Tigers 1 Boston Red Sox 0
  2. Detroit Tigers 5 Boston Red Sox 6
  3. Boston Red Sox 1 Detroit Tigers 0
  4. Boston Red Sox 3 Detroit Tigers 7

The Red Sox and Tigers are tied in this best of seven series 2-2 – Home field advantage: Boston

Since the 1985 start of the best-of-seven ALCS format, this is the fifth 2-2 tie:

  • 2003 (Red Sox vs. Yankees)
  • 1998 (Yankees vs. Indians)*
  • 1995 (Indians vs. Mariners)*
  • 1993 (White Sox vs. Blue Jays)

*Game 4 winner won the ALCS

Thursday, October 17 – GAME 5 at Comerica Park, Detroit, MI, 8:00 PM
Red Sox (Jon Lester) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez)

Saturday, October 19 – GAME 6 at Fenway Park, Boston, MA, 4:00 PM**
*Sunday, October 20 – GAME 7 at Fenway Park, Boston, MA, 7:00 PM
* If necessary
** Moves to 7:30 PM ET if the NLCS has concluded

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NLCS2013NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (TBS)

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers 2 St. Louis Cardinals 3
  2. Los Angeles Dodgers 0 St. Louis Cardinals 1
  3. St. Louis Cardinals 0 Los Angeles Dodgers 3
  4. St. Louis Cardinals 4 Los Angeles Dodgers 2
  5. St. Louis Cardinals 4 Los Angeles Dodgers 6

Cardinals lead the best of seven series 3-2 – Home field advantage: St. Louis

Since 2000, the Cardinals are now 14-9 in clinching games. The Dodgers are trying to become the 12th team to rally from a 3-1 deficit to win a best-of-seven series.

Friday, Oct. 18, 8:30 p.m. – GAME 6: Dodgers at Cardinals

*Saturday, Oct. 19, 8:30 p.m. – GAME 7: Dodgers at Cardinals

*If Necessary

MLB-2013-World-Series-Logo-e1380571058109WORLD SERIES (FOX)

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Game 1: National League champion at American League champion

Thursday, Oct. 24

Game 2: National League champion at American League champion

Saturday, Oct. 26

Game 3: American League champion at National League champion

Sunday, Oct. 27

Game 4: American League champion at National League champion

Monday, Oct. 28

Game 5: American League champion at National League champion*

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Game 6: National League champion at American League champion*

Thursday, Oct. 31

Game 7: National League champion at American League champion*

* If necessary

Times to be announced; all times listed ET

ESPN Radio will carry every postseason game, and live-streamed on ESPNRadio.com.

How we got here

NL Wild Card play-in

Pirates 6 – Reds 2

AL Wild Card play-in

Tampa Bay Rays 4, Cleveland Indians 0

NL Division Series

Dodgers wins the NLDS, 3-1

  • Game 1: Los Angeles Dodgers 6 Atlanta Braves 1
  • Game 2: Los Angeles Dodgers 3 Atlanta Braves 4
  • Game 3: Los Angeles Dodgers 13 Atlanta Braves 6
  • Game 4: Los Angeles Dodgers 4 Atlanta Braves 3

St. Louis wins the NLDS, 3-2

  • Game 1: Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis Cardinals 9
  • Game 2: Pittsburgh 7 St. Louis Cardinals 1
  • Game 3: Pittsburgh 5 St. Louis Cardinals 3
  • Game 4: Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis Cardinals 2
  • Game 5: Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis Cardinals 6

AL Division Series

Boston wins ALDS, 3-1

  • Game 1: Rays 2 Boston Red Sox 12
  • Game 2: Rays 4 Boston Red Sox 7
  • Game 3: Rays 5 Boston Red Sox 4
  • Game 4: Rays 1 Boston Red Sox 3

Detroit wins ALDS, 3-2

  • Game 1: Detroit Tigers 3 at Oakland A’s 2
  • Game 2: Detroit Tigers 0 at Oakland A’s 1
  • Game 3: Detroit Tigers 3 at Oakland A’s 5
  • Game 4: Detroit Tigers 8 at Oakland A’s 6
  • Game 5: Detroit Tigers 3 at Oakland A’s 0

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