Simple: They dominated them in every imagineable way.
The club that looked like a bust at the start of June now seems like a smart World Series bet. They may have never looked stronger than after dispatching of the Braves in four games.
Here's how the clubs stacked up during a lopsided series:
|On-base plus slugging percentage||.951||.563|
|Strikeout to walk ratio||3.0||2.9|
|Strikeouts per nine innings||10.8||9.26|
|Walks per nine innings||3.6||3.17|