Experience made most of the difference in today's games, with the Yankees outlasting the O's much the way they did in the regular season. Now, the possibility of a Bay Series is gone, The Mid-Atlantic Series is wiped off the map, and the Mets did their part long ago to put ideas of a Subway Series to bed. I will look for a Giants Tigers series, though I will still watch if the Cardinals make it back. I don't think it's their consistency that sickens me; it's that my team isn't that kind of consistent.
And so, the Nats are eliminated, much the same way the 91-61 New York Giants eliminated the 99-53 Washington Senators in Game 5 back in 1933. After the Giants won both their games at the Polo Grounds, the Senators won in Game 3 at Griffith Stadium with a complete-game shutout by Earl Whitehill. Game 4 came down to the 11th inning, and the Giants scored 1 to break a 1-1 tie and win it in the bottom half. They took the deciding game 5 in the top of the 10th, breaking a 3-3 tie with a Mel Ott Solo Shot. The Senators got 2 on in the bottom half with 2 out, but Joe Kuhel struck out. Relatively soon thereafter (in the grand scheme of the universe), Washington Baseball Fans would seriously consider becoming Orioles fans.
And even the DC folk who stayed with the O's couldn't beat those Daaaamn Yankees.
LET'S. GO. METS.