There were four teams in Major League Baseball this season that won 100 or more games during the regular season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros each won 111 and 106 games, respectively.
The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets both tied for 101 wins, but since the Braves won the season series, they were awarded the NL East title.
And so, many expect that after a team wins 100 or more games, they’re going to make a deep run into the postseason and have a shot at a World Series title.
The Mets fell to the San Diego Padres in the Wild Card Series, who later took down the Dodgers in the NLDS.
The Philadelphia Phillies also took out the defending champion Braves in their NLDS matchup.
That leaves the Astros as the last 100+ win team standing.
Love them or hate them, four 100-win teams made the MLB postseason and the Astros are the last one standing.
The Astros and the visiting Yankees met seven times in the regular season. Houston won five of those matchups, including all three at Minute Maid Park. pic.twitter.com/y2LQW8La9A
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Astros Outlast 100-Win Opponents
Whether you love them or hate them, the Astros are the last 100-win team standing and are now heavy favorites to win a World Series title and repeat their 2017 magic.
That, of course, is debatable given what they did in order to win it all that year.
But the Astros are the best remaining team on paper and had the best record of all four remaining teams.
They’ll start the ALCS tonight, hosting the New York Yankees, who just took down the Cleveland Guardians.
Obviously, fans hate to talk about it, but despite the sign-stealing scandal from 2017, the Astros remain an elite ballclub with the talent to win a World Series title.
Such has been the case for the past several years.
They outlasted all of the other 100-win teams and have a chance to continue their domination of the Yankees this ALCS.