The Division Series round has come and gone, and now we move on to the League Championship Series. You really couldn’t have asked for a more exciting LDS round than what we got. The Cubs-Mets will begin the NLCS tomorrow night, but tonight is Game 1 of the ALCS. Both the Blue Jays and Royals are coming off thrilling Game 5 victories in the ALDS to get here. Here is the Game 1 matchup:

8:07 PM (FOX) – Edinson Volquez (33 GS, 3.55 ERA, 3.82 FIP) vs Marco Estrada (28 GS, 3.13 ERA, 4.40 FIP)

Former Red, Johnny Cueto pitched brilliantly in Game 5 for the Royals, and at one point retired 19 straight batters. The Royals will turn to another former Red, Edinson Volquez tonight. Volquez vs Encarnacion should be a lot fun.

Checking in on the Redleg Nation postseason picks, it looks like Greg Gajus and Taylor Ballinger are leading the way. Both guys picks both wild-card games correctly, and had the Cubs, Royals, and Blue Jays all in the LCS (both guys also picked the Dodgers).

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