Thursday, October 5, 2017

ALDS & NLDS Predictions

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

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