MLB postseason: Who should Canadians cheer for?
By Kevin Glew
Canadian Baseball Network
Twenty years ago, the New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves in the 1999 World Series, and there was not a single Canadian player on either of the teams.
If a rematch were to happen this year, two Canadian starting pitchers could face off in Game 1 of the Fall Classic. Braves rookie right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) has been outstanding this season, posting a 13-4 record and a 2.68 ERA in 29 starts. Meanwhile, James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) has been equally unhittable for the Yankees over the past two months. The 6-foot-4 lefty has won his last 10 decisions and posted a 2.25 ERA during that stretch.
And those are just two of the Canadians who could suit up in this year’s post-season. Montreal native Russell Martin will serve as the Los Angeles Dodgers back-up catcher in his 10th post-season appearance. Meanwhile Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, BC) and Abraham Toro (Longueuil, Que.) could crack the St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros playoff rosters respectively. Read more HERE.