The first half of Round 1 is still going on (here’s the Diamond Region, which has links to the other regions at the bottom) but it’s time to get started on the second half.
2) Willie McGee vs. 10) Tom Herr
How they got here: McGee shut out Ken Dayley 45-0, Herr knocked off Terry Pendleton 26-19.
Notes: Herr was only the second double-digit seed to advance past the first round. It’s another totally ’80s matchup and the second baseman might have his hands full with the extremely popular McGee.
3) Mark McGwire vs. 6) Ray Lankford
How they got here: McGwire obliterated Ray Washburn 42-3, Lankford took out Ken Oberkfell 39-6.
Notes: McGwire had an easier time in the first round than I expected given some of his history. Lankford has a strong chance to pull the upset here, though, in one of the more interesting battles of the second round.
Come back in a couple of hours and we’ll head over to the Ballpark Village Region!