Friday, October 13, 2017
ALCS & NLCS Predictions
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