MLB Playoffs: Seven Things We Have Learned from the ’21 Postseason

Wednesday’s MLB 2021 Postseason record is heartbreakingly blank. Who put out the baseball?

But this quick pause of Playoffs before the end of Game 5 of the National League Division Series between San Francisco Giants- Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday night and the first game of the American League Championship Series Houston Astros- Boston Red Sox Friday night is an opportunity to evaluate some of the things we’ve learned far and wide this postseason.

  1. The Braves rotation deserves more love.

  2. Sorry, but the Astros are still really good.

  3. Sometimes things are not enough.

  4. The Red Sox were right to give Alex Cora another chance.

  5. Rule 5.06 (b) (4) (H) and Rule 5.09 (a) (11).

  6. The coast has a cost.

  7. We were absolutely right about the Giants-Dodgers.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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