MLB Playoffs: Phillies Join Quartet of Hot Clubs With Game 4 Win
We’re down to four teams — Philadelphia, Arizona, Houston and Texas — for each League Championship Series. They’re just not the four most people expected. None of them won more than 90 regular-season games, and after the Phillies dispatched the Braves Thursday night, all three 100-plus-win teams have been eliminated. Here’s why the randomness of the MLB playoff structure is only part of the reason baseball’s big boys got taken down.