Tuesday, October 18, 2011
KT Division Series Record: 1-3 (Turrible)
KT Championship Series Record: 0-2 (Holler!)
2011 World Series
Texas Rangers Vs St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals are playing exactly like The Giants did last year when they won The World Series. They had a subpar season but managed to get the last playoff spot on the last day of the season, they have solid starting pitching and a deep bullpen, and their batting lineup has been scoring a ton of runs lately. The Rangers have picked up where they left off last year and have been out scoring everybody on their way back to The World Series, even without dominant pitching. Nelson Cruz has been a beast now that he's healthy and has been carrying this team throughout the playoffs. The Cardinals have a big edge though and his name is Albert Pujols, he is the best player in the league on offense and defense and has been on fire since he is healthy again. He is also in the final year of his contract and is set to be a free agent next year those are always some of the best years of a players career, he has been huge in the playoffs so far and will be hard for The Rangers pitchers to pitch around. He isn't the only threat in the lineup though, Matt Holliday has always been reliable throughout his career, he has been battling through injuries but has played well when needed, Lance Berkman signed as a free agent and has had an awesome season batting .301 with 31 home runs and 94 RBI's, and David Freese who ended up being the NLCS MVP out of all that talent in their lineup! Like I've been saying throughout the playoffs The Rangers not having a solid pitching staff is going to bite them in the ass at some point and The Cardinals have been playing some great baseball at the best time of the year to be doing so. And unlike The Rangers, The Cardinals have some good pitching from starters to bullpen.
Cardinals over Rangers in 6 Games
Saturday, October 8, 2011
KT Division Series Record: 1-3 (turrible)
MLB 2011 ALCS & NLCS Predictions
Detroit Tigers Vs Texas Rangers
This is going to be a fun matchup to watch, both of these teams are pretty much the same. They have strong batting lineups that can score a ton of points, but the funny thing is during the regular season they didn't score much on eachother. The Tigers pretty much owned The Rangers this season, they went 6-3 in the season series, they took the series all three times they faced eachother and it's because their pitching is slightly better. Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff and has had a great season so far, Max Scherzer has come out of nowhere and had a good season, and the bullpen has dominated all year and they played a huge role in why they beat The Yankees in the division series. Eventually The Rangers mediocre pitching is going to catch up to them and I think The Tigers will take care of them and move onto The World Series.
Tigers over Rangers in 6 Games
St. Louis Cardinals Vs Milwaukee Brewers
These teams have been battling it out all season long, their season record against eachother is 9-9 so this should be a hard fought series to the end. They have been at eachother not only on the field but these two teams really hate eachother, everytime they play eachother something happens. The Cardinals have been a team on fire for the last month and a half and are finally playing the way they expected to at the start, but injuries took a toll on them throughout most of the season. Their pitching staff has finally got it together as well, Carpenter started off slow but is back to his old form, they traded for Edwin Jackson in the middle of the season has been playing very well ever since, and the bullpen has been holding it down for them when they need them. The Brewers have remained consistent all season long, strong pitching with a great batting lineup. They not only have power hitters who can knock the ball out of the park, but also guys who can get on base and steal bases. They play smart baseball and they will really need it in this series. I haven't been too sure about The Brewers this year, but Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun have been playing some of the best baseball in their careers and I think they will get to The Cardinals pitching. The Brewers have been playing team ball all season and I think they actually believe in eachother and those are usually the teams that win it all.
Brewers over Cardinals in 7 Games