The postseason continues this afternoon and into the evening as MLB will once again compete with the NFL and Monday Night Football for audience viewership. For Washington Redskins fans, they are the team du jour tonight against the New Orleans Saints for their football game at 8:15PM. For baseball fans, these division-series games have had a lack of offense in three of the series or you can look at it the other way that it is great pitching dominating.
The Cleveland Indians have a team batting average of .100 so far through 2 games, the Braves are batting .144 through 3 games, and the Rockies who were swept by the Brewers only hit .146. It’s hard to believe for three very good offenses that they have struggled so much, and it was the Braves who were shutout for 19 2/3 innings before a bases loaded walk scored their first run of the NLDS.
With a shift in primetime today, the Red Sox and Yankees get the evening spot with the large market Dodgers pushed back to 1:30 PDT on the West Coast.
Here are the pitching match-ups: HOU @ CLE Dallas Keuchel – Mike Clevinger, LAD @ ATL Rich Hill – Mike Foltynewicz, BOS @ NYY Nathan Eovaldi – Luis Severino.
Keep in mind that the Indians and Braves in their respective games are facing elimination.