MLB Tips: Playoffs Edition
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Without further adieu, here’s the latest by one of our MLB sportswriters.
*Predictions based off of current scheduled/projected pitching matchups
BLUE JAYS vs. RANGERS
The Blue Jays’ league leading offense is just too powerful for the Rangers’ pitching staff. Though they added an ace (Hamels) at the trade deadline, the Rangers are the only team remaining that ranks in the bottom half (23rd) in the Majors in ERA. The Jays’ lumber and hot pitching at the top of their rotation should be enough to defeat the Rangers pretty handily.
Prediction: Blue Jays win series 3-0 (games 1, 2, and 3)
ROYALS vs. ASTROS
Both teams are very good at their home ballparks, but the Astros are the worst road team in the AL, which could put their backs against the wall as they play the first two games in KC. The Royals’ post-season run from last year should help guide them over a young Astros team that has poor road play and lacks October experience.
Prediction: Royals win series 3-1 (games 1, 2, and 4)
DODGERS vs. METS
Tied for best home record in the Majors, the Dodgers will benefit greatly with home field advantage and being led by two amazing Cy Young candidates (Kershaw/Greinke). The Mets pitchers scheduled to start in LA in games 1-2 (DeGrom/Syndergaard) fare much worse on the road and could show some fatigue as they are in uncharted territory in innings pitched.
Prediction: Dodgers win series 3-1 (games 1, 2, and 4)
CARDINALS vs. CUBS
For this series, it’s all about momentum and it’s all in the Cubs’ hands with 9 straight victories, including the Wildcard win over the Pirates. Meanwhile, the Cardinals took their foot off the gas in the final week and were swept by the lowly Braves. When in doubt, go with the hot team.
Prediction: Cubs win series 3-2 (games 2, 4, and 5)