October 12, 2020 | 3:01pm | Updated October 12, 2020 | 2:07pm
Some inspiration as we try to turn our season around: “The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney; “It isn’t whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” Vince Lombardi; “Mi gente presente.” Cardi B.
Thank you Walt, Vince. And Cardi, I already filled out my census.
The overmatched Padres and Marlins (UGH!) gone, the Dodgers and Braves meet in Game 1 of the NLCS. Both teams possess powerful lineups, solid starting pitching and dependable bullpens. Max Fried, who goes for Atlanta, went a perfect 7-0 during the regular season, but was fried by the Fish (UGH!) for four runs over four frames, raising his career postseason ERA to 4.67. The Dodgers counter with Walker Buehler, who has allowed three runs in eight innings in two playoff starts and has a career playoff ERA of 2.84. Dodgers are the best team in baseball. Taking them for 20 units in Game 1 and 20 units to win the series.
Fresh start. Looking forward to Astros-Rays on Sunday night. We backed the underdog Asterisks in Game 1 and to win the series. Framber Valdez throws for Houston, Blake Snell for Tampa Bay. Beginning the LCS at -1,175 jimmywynns.