It’s all come down to this; two Wildcard teams are in this year’s World Series, and I couldn’t be more excited. For the San Francisco Giants, they are once again playing for the championship in an even-numbered year, while the Kansas City Royals haven’t made the playoffs in 29 years, yet they swept the Angels and Orioles to go 8-0 in the playoffs to make it to the World Series. The Royals became first team in MLB history to win their first eight consecutive postseason games following their 2-1 victory Wednesday in the ALCS series finale.
Here we go! The two teams who entered the ALDS as underdogs are set to face one another in the ALCS after sweeping a pair of teams who, on paper, seemed much stronger. Both the Royals and Orioles showcased their respective strengths in the ALDS, and it will be fascinating to see how both teams perform against one another, beginning Friday. In the case of Kansas City speed, defense, and the bullpen ruled the day, while the Orioles counter with a solid bullpen and some pretty powerful bats. Regardless who comes out of the Championship Series as victors, one thing is certain: the upcoming matchup, between two teams promises to be exciting.