For a recap,* the Brewers were the most impressive team of the weekend. They have the only 2-0 lead and have pretty soundly spanked what turned out to be a very solid Diamondbacks squad. I feel a whole lot better about picking them to make the World Series now. The Cardinals collapsed on Saturday, and I had them dead in the water after their start on Sunday, but they surprised me. I didn't know if they had any fight left in them after the sprint to even make the playoffs, but clearly there's something left in the tank. Now that the series is coming back to St. Louis for a couple games, this could get real interesting.
* Unfortunately, because it's a very busy Monday at work, I can't do much more than a recap.
Over in the AL, the Tigers and Yankees continue to look very, very evenly matched. The Yankees won a funky rain-postponed game that robbed us of a straight Sabathia-Verlander tangle. The Tigers won a tight game yesterday. The good news is the aces will get another shot at it (with a tied series, even) tonight. Since the game was stopped so early last time, I don't think it will really favor one side or the other. In the Rays-Rangers, I didn't see yesterday's game, but I read they rode a big 4th inning to a win. I did watch game one, though, and I could not have been more impressed with Matt Moore. My goodness, if Joe Maddon says he's not going to pitch him the rest of the series, well, I guess that's why he's the manager, but I would second guess him. The Rangers, if you haven't heard, have a top-notch line up. Moore held them scoreless (and to two Josh Hamilton hits) for seven innings. CJ Wilson didn't have it, but it doesn't really matter when you don't score any runs. I'd be running what should be a very fresh Moore out there ASAP if I were the Rays.
The AL is back on tonight. I'm not home by myself, so I probably won't get to watch the Rays & Rangers again. But I'll be watching the night cap. I've been waiting for this match up for a long time.