Dubious call? The Nats don't blow, and Rendon hits a near-prompt two-run homer toward winning Game Six.
And in World Series Game Two the Astros fed the beast their own selves.
First inning mishaps and a double mash aside, ALCS Game Five was slapstick free and pitching rich.
Justin Verlander on too-short rest was too vulnerable. So were the Astros to the Rays' glove and other corps.
Baseball's senior citizens are making more than a fair share of postseason racket.
He'd become the sixth no-hit pitcher to win the award the same season, but . . .
Among other things, Verlander's the only man to throw a no-no one start after being tossed. And the sixth to throw three or more.