Here’s the good news, Astros fans. For the second straight season, your team is on their way to the ALCS. And as we now know, they’ll take on the 108-win Boston Red Sox. But there’s one thing that’s rubbing Houston’s Alex Bregman the wrong way. And that is this: each of their ALDS games against Cleveland would take place during the day. he doesn’t like that.
“I want to end with saying one thing,” Bregman said to ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt after clinching the ALDS. “Does Floyd Mayweather fight the first fight of the night, or is he the main event? I mean, does Tiger Woods tee off at 8 a.m.? … It’s about time the ‘show ‘Stros’ play on prime-time television, so we’re looking forward to the ALCS.”
After all, they are the defending champions. So yes, Bregman raises a fair point. Of course, when it comes to the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, that will almost always take precedence. Unfair or not, that’s how it goes. That’s where we are. Fortunately for them, they don’t have to wait any longer. Now they take on Boston in the ALCS. They’re going to prime-time, even if they had to wait just a little bit longer.
During Houston’s three-game sweep of Cleveland, Bregman hit .556/.714/1.333 with his fifth and sixth career postseason home runs. In other words, he’s ready for prime-time again.