The leaves are turning, it’s getting darker earlier and Starbucks has brought back its Pumpkin Spice Latte. Yup, it’s fall.
For a lot of teams this is a boring and depressing time of year when they no longer matter. But for a select few, these last weeks of the regular season can set the tone for how they head into the most important baseball of the year. Check out the must see battles taking place this weekend…
Friday: St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies
The Cardinals and Rockies series this weekend could be a playoff preview. If the Cards finish with a better record than the Phillies, Colorado would be their foe in the NLDS. If the Phillies edge them out, we could see this match-up in the NLCS. Don’t miss a chance to get an early glimpse into October baseball.
Saturday: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
This weekend series is the last time the Red Sox and Yankees will meet before a potential match-up in the ALCS. The Sox won the first eight games against the Yankees this season, but the Bombers bounced back taking six of the last seven. With two aces on the mound in CC Sabathia and Daisuke Matsuzaka, see which team comes out as top dog in one of baseball’s best rivalries.
Sunday: Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals
Right now the Twins trail the Tigers by three games in the AL Central. The Royals may be a last place team, but to gain any ground Minnesota will have to go through Zack Greinke. With a 2.08 ERA and 25 quality starts, Greinke seems like a sure thing for the AL Cy Young award. See if he can pad his stats against a team desperate for wins.