The B.O.A.R.D.: The Sickest Pitcher in the Game
Each October, the MLB postseason belongs to someone or something. Whether it's the Rally Monkey in 2002, Daniel Murphy in 2015 or David Ross last year, October is always dominated by a particular force. With so much good baseball packed into one month, it's sometimes tough to follow all the madness, so we created the Baseball October Arbitrary Rankings Device (The B.O.A.R.D.) to keep track of it all.
With Tuesday's rainout, we got an unexpected two-game slate Wednesday with two crucial Division Series games taking place in Cleveland and Chicago. It did not turn out to be a great night for the defending pennant winners, as they failed to defend their home turf. The Cubs were shut out, 5-0, by the Nationals, and the Indians were eliminated by the Yankees in a 5-2 Game 5 loss.
The stars of Wednesday's action were usual suspects: Didi Gregorius and Stephen Strasburg -- two players who have already proven in previous games this October that they can succeed on the biggest stage. However, Gregorius and Strasburg reached new heights.
Which one of Wednesday's heroes earned the No. 1 spot in today's B.O.A.R.D.? Check out the video above to find out.