Predictions Gone Wrong

I went 0-for-2 with my predictions on the first day of the PCL playoffs.

I predicted an Oklahoma City sweep of Omaha. That ain’t happening. I also predicted Las Vegas beating Salt Lake in four games. Well, the 51s are gonna have to win three straight.

I hope you didn’t come here for the expertise.

Here’s what happened:

at Salt Lake 4, Las Vegas 3

Salt Lake won the opener on a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth by Matt Long. The Bees overcame an early 3-0 deficit, tying it in the eighth before Long connected with two outs against homer-prone Las Vegas reliever Robert Carson.

We have a video highlight of the homer (he snuck it out to the shortest porch in the PCL: the right field corner in Salt Lake City), and a thorough game story from the Salt Lake Tribune.

Salt Lake leads the best-of-five series, 1-0.

Omaha 3, at Oklahoma City 1

Omaha’s scheduled starting pitcher Yordano Ventura was scratched an hour before game time for breaking team rules, so veteran Brian Sanches stepped in and dominated the RedHawks for 5.2 shutout innings.

The Daily Oklahoman has a game story and a playoffs notebook.

Omaha has a 1-0 lead in the series.

Game Twos are tonight. Maybe my teams will get back on track.

Additional Links:

  • The Mariners won in Kansas City on a two-run homer in the ninth hit by Kendrys Morales. Taijuan Walker allowed four runs in five innings, although I watched the game and he didn’t get hit hard – he gave up four hits and all four runs in one inning, the fourth.
  • Ryan Divish caught up with Chance Ruffin.
  • If you like beer, there is a massive Craft Beer Festival on Saturday at Cheney Stadium.

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