As the Annual End-Of-Season BlowOut drags towards its inevitable conclusion, the playoff match-ups are set.
Congrats to the division champions – Baltimore, San Francisco, Boston and Detroit (the Giants and Red Sox are the top seeds in their respective conferences).
This year, no tie-breaker games were needed. The first round begins on Game Day 82, so there are two full off-days for every team.
Each round is a 2-3-2 format, beginning in the home park of the higher-seeded team, with a day off after Game Two and another after Game Five.
Here are the match-ups:
(3) HOU vs. (6) SD Last two umpires of Crew B plus all of Crew C
(4) OAK vs. (5) TEX Crew D plus first two umpires of Crew E
(3) STL vs. (6) HST Crew F plus first two umpires of Crew G
(4) TOR vs. (5) TB Crew H plus first two umpires of Crew I
Rookie draft lottery results will come out shortly, as will full BlowOut results.