So now we wait. It's Sabathia vs Kluber in Cleveland tonight, the winner of which will face the Astros in ALCS G1 on Friday, location to be determined.
*Notable updated projections from FiveThirtyEight:
-Astros winning the ALCS: 46%
-Indians winning the ALCS: 39%
-Yankees winning the ALCS: 15%
-Astros winning the World Series: 24%
-Indians winning the World Series: 24%
-Dodgers winning the World Series: 27%
-The Indians have a 68-32 edge in tonight's ALDS G5.
-FanGraphs odds of winning the AL Pennant:
*McTaggart: How Astros fans should watch ALDS G5.
*Mike Lupica writes that the Astros are the most entertaining team on earth.
*The heck happened, or didn't happen, with the Nationals last night?
*One scout told John Perrotto that he/she expects Brad Peacock to pitch much better next time out, should he be given the chance.
*FanGraphs: The 8th Pitch to Josh Reddick
*It looks like you can only get it until about midnight tonight, but check this Marwin shirt, proceeds of which will benefit the Sunshine Kids.
*Yulieski Gurriel's past accomplishments helped him adjust to his first postseason.
*Like any good teacher, Hinch values relationships built with his players.
*What happens now that the USA is out of the World Cup?