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League Championship Series Notes

October 15, 2018

For the first time since 2010, both LCS are tied at a game apiece after both L.A. (Dodgers on the road riding Justin Turner’s last scoring 2 run homer T8) and Boston (at home) won game 2. Houston (Astros) goes home vs Boston for games 3 through 5 while Milwaukee (Brewers) sojourns to L.A. (doubt on a “westbound 747” cue Albert Hammond) also for (3-5).

In a 20 year span (1998-2017), both LCS were tied at one game apiece just three times and this is just the twelfth time in 49 possibilities (’73,’77,’78, ’83, ’86,’91, ’96, ’97, ’03,’05,’10 and ’18) both LCS are deadlocked at one game apiece.

The Dodgers are (10-3) in game 2 of the NLCS, winning on the road in (’74, ’78, ’16 and ’18) and at home in (’77, ’83, ’85, ’88, ’09, and ’17), the last of which ended on a Justin Turner home run.

Four times in previous ALCS, Boston lost game 1 at home. In ’88 and ’90 vs Oakland A’s teams, that would lose as nice sized favorites in the subsequent World Series, the Red Sox were swept out in 4 games.

Twice they won game 2 and the series.

In 1986, dramatically vs the Angels only to lose in excruciating fashion to the New York Mets in the World Series and in ’13 when the great David Ortiz made Tigers’ manager Jim Leyland pay for not bringing in a left handed pitcher to face him. (see Joe Maddon doing so in #5, ’08 ALCS).

Boston went on to win the 2013 World Series.

Click below to view Albert Hammond perform “It Never Rains In Southern California.”

Albert Hammond – It Never Rains In Southern California (1973) HD 0815007

 

 

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