BIG AL's DODGERS/BRAVES GAME 7 WINNER!
Los Angeles Dodgers (50-20) vs Atlanta Braves (43-27)
Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 8:15 pm
At 8:15 pm, our selection is on the Atlanta Braves over the Los Angeles Dodgers. A few days ago, it didn't appear that either of the League Championships would go to seven games. But here we are with the Braves and Dodgers about to play the ultimate rubber game, while the Astros and Rays did the same last night. I think it's safe to say that no post-season starter has been as hot as Braves rookie RH Ian Anderson. Most people had never even heard of the 22-year-old at the start of the season, but now Anderson is on the biggest stage which baseball has, with a chance to get the Braves into the World Series. Anderson's numbers of late have been mind-boggling. In three post-season starts, covering 15 2/3 innings, Anderson has yet to allow a run. He's surrendered just six hits, with 22 strikeouts, while going 2-0. He did issue five bases on balls against the Dodgers in Game 2 of this series, but it didn't matter as Anderson allowed just one hit over four innings. If the Dodgers can't do what no other team has yet been able to -- solve Anderson and his fastball/change-up combination -- then they will once again fall short of winning their first title since 1988. Take the Braves as an underdog. As always, good luck...Al McMordie.