Tonight is the official start of the Major League Baseball 2015 playoffs. Tonight the “evil empire” New York Yankees face off against the “wait, you’re here?” Houston Astros for the great honor of moving on to Kansas City in the next round.
— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) October 4, 2015
Times for Game 1 of ALDS on Thursday: If Yankees win WC game, start time is 7:07pm CT. If we're facing the Astros, start time is 6:37pm CT.
— Royals (@Royals) October 5, 2015
On the other side of the American League bracket is Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays squaring off against Adrian Beltre, his untouchable head, and the Texas Rangers.
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) October 6, 2015
For Royals fans, these playoffs, unlike their incredible run last year, have the burden of expectations. Instead of sneaking into the wild card game and shocking the world to the World Series, they are taking the path of division winners, and with the best record in the American League.
#Royals win, clinch top seed. Will face Yankees-Astros winner Thursday
— Joel Goldberg (@goldbergkc) October 4, 2015
— Dante Jones (@KNPN_DanteJones) October 4, 2015
Last year, I had NO expectations between the WC game and the WS. Only when I got my hopes up did they fall short. https://t.co/S0dS4kLNbf
— Rany Jazayerli (@jazayerli) October 5, 2015
— Brad Shank (@shankbrad) October 6, 2015
Yordano Ventura will start game one of the Royal’s series against the winner of tonight’s Yankees-Astros matchup.
— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) October 6, 2015
— Dani Welniak (@KWCHDani) October 6, 2015
Hey, Houston, now's the time to pull Keuchel so he can start the WC game on 3 days' rest! And then can't start Game 1 of the ALDS! HINT HINT
— Rany Jazayerli (@jazayerli) October 3, 2015