It was a very sweepy weekend

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Something I didn’t notice but reader nbjays did and mentioned it in the ATH comments: there were an awful lot of sweeps this past weekend. Over half of the series played ended in sweeps, in fact. To wit:

  • The Blue Jays swept the Red Sox;
  • The A’s swept the Yankees;
  • The Tigers swept the White Sox;
  • The Dodgers swept the Mets;
  • The Reds swept the Brewers;
  • The Pirates swept the Marlins;
  • The Cardinals swept the Cubs; and
  • The Diamondbacks swept the Astros

Quick gut-based analysis: the Red Sox remain schizo, and will probably now win four of five. The A’s will get a lot of “they’re for real” talk that I suspect will only last a week or so. The Tigers-White Sox series will be thought of as a turning point. The Mets and Brewers will mark this past weekend as when things unofficially ended for them. The Cubs and Astros, well, they stunk already, so it’s not really narrative-conducive for either the winners or the losers.

Anyway: brooms-a-plenty.