MLB: A Retrospective Of October 2020, ALCS (HOU/TB)

(originally written October 2020)

Wild Card Round Matchups: TOR/TB  CHW/OAK  HOU/MIN  NYY/CLE  MIL/LAD  CIN/ATL  MIA/CHC  STL/SD

Division Series Matchups: NYY/TB  HOU/OAK  SD/LAD  MIA/ATL

Championship Series Matchups: HOU/TB  ATL/LAD

World Series Matchup: TB/LAD

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AL Championship Series: Astros At Rays
AL Championship Series: Astros At Rays

Houston was too mediocre in 2020 to reach the ALCS...so it was said. Tampa was too frugal in 2020 to reach the ALCS...so it was said. Well, what do you know? Both of them ARE in the ALCS after knocking off favored opponents. Who's gonna win the pennant? (Series held at Petco Park, San Diego)

Altuve Tags Snell, Game 1
Altuve Tags Snell, Game 1

Astros 2B Jose Altuve, the second batter of the game, deposited a Blake Snell fastball over and out to LCF. The stunning blow gave Houston a 1-0 lead.

Houston Falls Short, Game 7
Houston Falls Short, Game 7

In the T8th, the Astros loaded the bases against Rays RP Pete Fairbanks. Correa's two-run single cut his team's deficit to 4-2, but they would get no closer as the Rays avoided joining the '04 Yankees as MLB teams to blow 3-0 series leads.

AL Championship Series: Astros At Rays
AL Championship Series: Astros At Rays

Houston was too mediocre in 2020 to reach the ALCS...so it was said. Tampa was too frugal in 2020 to reach the ALCS...so it was said. Well, what do you know? Both of them ARE in the ALCS after knocking off favored opponents. Who's gonna win the pennant? (Series held at Petco Park, San Diego)

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