Monday, October 23, 2017
Division Series Record (2-2)
Championship Series Record (1-1)
2017 World Series Prediction
Houston Astros Vs Los Angeles Dodgers
There is no question that this World Series will feature the two best teams from each League. The Dodgers have been the most dominant team from start to finish in every single way! The starting pitching is great from top to bottom, the bullpen is lights out, and the batting lineup is pretty much unstoppable! The Astros are, for the most part, a mirror image of the Dodgers, most notably with the starting pitching. The trade for Verlander late in the season has really paid off for them with this postseason push!
I expect every single game in this series to be a hard fought battle because both teams can dominate on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball and can win in many different fashions. The edge in this matchup I believe will be in the bull pen. The Dodgers bullpen has been one of the best in the league and is very difficult to score against, whereas the Astros have had problems all season with their bullpen. I hate the Dodgers and will always root against them forever and for always, but unfortunately I feel like this is their year and I keep expecting them to choke because that is what they have been known to do over the years, but this team is different. They don’t have any quit no matter the circumstance and they are very poised in the moment. Also, I have watched them absolutely obliterate all of their opponents in the postseason and it hasn’t even been close. This Dodgers team looks like a Championship team to me.
Dodgers over Astros in 6 games
Friday, October 13, 2017
Division Series Record (2-2)
ALCS & NLCS Predictions
New York Yankees Vs Houston Astros
I’m in complete shock that the Yankees were able to make it this far, they faced a great team and dominated them without their best player, Aaron Judge. He had an awful series, but they still dominated an excellent pitching staff. With that dominance though, I think that ends in this series. The Astros have been playing great baseball from start to finish and dominated the Red Sox in the previous round. I don’t believe the Yankees have enough fire power to keep up with the Astros. If it becomes an offensive shoot out, the Astros have no issues scoring. If it becomes a pitchers’ duel, the Astros have probably the best starting pitching in the league. If it becomes a defensive battle, well shit I’m taking the Astros over everyone! The Yankees don’t match up well at all in this one, they may be able to get a couple of big wins in the series, but I don’t believe they can take the series. This looks to be the Astros year!
Astros over Yankees in 6 games
Chicago Cubs Vs Los Angeles Dodgers
It seems like it’s been awhile since we’ve last seen anything from the Dodgers because they were the only team to sweep through the Division Round of the playoffs! While the rest is nice, I don’t believe they want to face off against this red hot Cubs team. The Cubs look to be right back on track and as strong as they were during last years’ playoff run! The Cubs batting lineup hasn’t had any trouble scoring runs in the postseason and the starting pitching has been good enough to get the job done. As we’ve seen so far in the playoffs, starting pitching has been fairly mediocre all around, as long as the bullpen can come in and stop the bleeding it doesn’t seem to matter if your starting pitching is lights out like in seasons past. The Dodgers also can score a ton of runs, so I’m expecting this to be a fun series to watch with a ton of offense to keep you on the edge of your seat. The Dodgers have been notorious chokers over the years in the playoffs, most notably when they dominate the regular season. Until they can prove that they can win in the clutch I can’t take them and right now the Cubs are on fire and look to be just getting started. This should be a fun series to watch, but I think the Cubs will come out on top because they know how to get the job done, unlike the Dodgers!
Cubs over Dodgers in 6 games
Thursday, October 5, 2017
ALDS & NLDS Predictions
Boston Red Sox Vs Houston Astros
The Astros have been one of the most dominant teams since the start the season and I don’t believe they are about to cool down. The Astros are stacked from top to bottom. The starting pitching is solid, the batting lineup is unstoppable, and on defense it’s tough to get anything by that infield! The Red Sox have been extremely inconsistent from starting pitchers, to the bullpen, and throughout the batting lineup, I’m actually really shocked they ended up winning their division. These two teams are practically polar opposites and that does not play into the Red Sox favor. The Astros are playing too well for me to pick against them, especially against a floundering Red Sox team!
Astros over Red Sox in 3 games
New York Yankees Vs Cleveland Indians
I have a feeling this is going to be a very mediocre series. The Yankees have been a fun team to watch and they definitely have a bright future with that batting lineup, but their starting pitching is straight up garbage! They will not even be able to compete with the Indians in any way once things get out of hand. The Indians have an excellent starting pitching lineup. Any one of these guys can go out there and dominate on the mound, and they are known to give up very few runs. That is not the case with the Yankees at all, they are lucky if the starting pitcher makes it past the third inning these days. The Indians are by far the superior team on every level in this matchup from the pitching to the hitting, I don’t believe the Yankees will be able to keep up in this one.
Indians over Yankees in 3 games
Chicago Cubs Vs Washington Nationals
The Cubs aren’t even half the team they were last season, quite frankly they should feel lucky they even made the Playoffs! I’m not sure what the problem is with them since they are basically the same team as last season? They have had to deal with some injuries to the starting pitching, but nothing major. Even the batting lineup isn’t as good as it was last season, they are lucky if they can drive in a run these days. The Nationals, on the other hand, have been one of the best teams all season long. The starting pitching has been one of the best in the league, but the bull pen is a whole other story. The Nationals offense was on fire prior to Bryce Harper’s injury and if he can’t back into the lineup and play how he played prior to the injury the Nationals have no shot at a World Series. With that being said I still think the Nationals overall are the better team and have the edge in this matchup. The Cubs have been way too unreliable throughout the season and the pitching has been way too inconsistent for me to trust them to win a series against the Nationals.
Nationals over Cubs in 4 games
Arizona Diamondbacks Vs Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers dominated this entire season, aside from the last month, but they still finished the regular season on top! Now, it’s Playoff time and that hasn’t been a fulfilling time for the Dodgers in quite some time! Even their pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, has been known to blow his wad consistently throughout the Playoffs in the past, so this should be an interesting series to watch. At first glance this looks like it should be an ass kicking, which I wouldn’t be surprised by, but I am not sold at all on the Dodgers. They are going up against a division opponent who has been on fire this second half of the season. The Diamondbacks should not be overlooked in this matchup. They don’t have a ton of big names, but they have a few guys who can make a ton of big plays, and like I said the Dodgers in the post season has been nothing but a chokefest over the years. I think this will end up being the best series in this round of the Playoffs and while I believe it’s going to be close, I give the Dodgers the edge because they are a much better team overall than the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers have plenty of time to choke this post season, it’s just not going to happen in this round!
Dodgers over Diamondbacks in 5 games