The Brewers and Dodgers are about to start Game 7 of the NLCS. I love Game 7s, not just because of the winner-takes-all pressure on both sides. I love them because it means we're watching the maximum amount of baseball possible. The World Series has gone 7 games the last two years, and the ALCS just had a Game 7 last year, but for the NLCS, it has been a while.
The last NLCS Game 7? You have to go back to 2012, when the San Francisco Giants defeated the Saint Louis Cardinals.
The Cardinals starting lineup had one familiar face in the lineup for tonight's game, 3rd Baseman David Freese.
The Giants lineup was no less formidable.
The game itself? Not much of a competitive contest, San Francisco jumped out early and rolled to a 9-0 win. They scored big in all 4 of their wins, at least 5 runs scored in each victory. Matt Cain was the Game 7 winner, including an RBI single in the 2nd inning.
Yadier Molina went 4-4 in a losing effort, and Marco Scutaro was named NLCS MVP, hitting an even .500 for the series. The Giants would go on to sweep the Tigers in the World Series.
So, what happens tonight? Jhoulys Chacin vs. Walker Buehler! Machado vs. the Brewers Fans! No matter what, I'm looking forward to a close game. Hopefully the World Series will go seven games as well.