The Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros are this year's World Series matchup
The GIST: Fall Classic, here they come! After yesterday’s elimination game doubleheader, the World Series (WS) matchup is officially set. No pressure, no diamonds.
National League (NL): The Philadelphia Phillies must be Swifties because they were on their vigilante sh!t this weekend, dominating the San Diego Padres in the best-of-seven NL Championship Series (NLCS) to advance to their first WS since 2009.
- Reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper did MVP things to seal the deal, belting a go-ahead two-run home run in yesterday’s 4–3 Game 5 win. Miles Teller knows what’s up.
American League (AL): The Houston Astros left the NY Yankees in a
lavender haze, sweeping the ALCS in four games with yesterday’s 6–5 win. The Yanks bats finally came alive with their backs against the wall, but a costly seventh inning error opened the door for the ’Stros, who are through to their second straight WS and fourth in the last six years. Sheesh.
What’s next: A long wait. Both squads (and their fans) will have a chance to rest up before the WS tees off on Friday. More to come closer to first pitch.