Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

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:
Astros: 52.3%
Indians: 28.7%
Yankees: 18.9%

*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?