ALCS Prediction/Preview

New York Yankees (91-71) vs Houston Astros (101-61) Yankees key to winning: Just like last series, it’s going to help tremendously if either Masahiro Tanaka or Luis Severino can win their game. With Sabathia going in game 3, a tied series would be huge for this team. The bullpen needs to keep it going, as the Astros can’t match up as well in that aspect as the Indians did. Obviously Gregorious has put on a show, but he’s really not that good. He’ll come back down to Earth soon enough. When that happens, the Yankees are going to need someone Continue reading ALCS Prediction/Preview

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NLDS Preview/Prediction

Chicago Cubs (92-70) vs Washington Nationals (97-65) Cubs key to winning: Offensive numbers have been down from 2016, both pitching and hitting. However, their bullpen has been very consistent with the many weapons in it. Talent wise this is a toss up series, so the Cubs will need to milk that edge they have in the pen to win this series. Nats key to winning: From the beginning, Washington has been dominant. But, like last season, injuries have kept them from 100-win status. Considering the injuries and lack of production from Werth, Harper and Wieters, they may not be able Continue reading NLDS Preview/Prediction

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ALDS Preview/Prediction

New York Yankees (91-71) vs Cleveland Indians (102-60) Yankees key to winning: No Kluber in game 1 and its a five game series. Sonny Gray needs to go 7 innings and shut down Yankees to get the edge in the series. The big hitters in the Yankees lineup tend to strikeout a bit, while the Indians only have one player with 100+ K’s. Cut down on strikeouts and keep the inning rolling will help the Yankees to keep up with the Tribe. Indians key to winning: Keep the hot streak rolling. This could very well be an offensive matchup and Continue reading ALDS Preview/Prediction

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National League Wild Card Prediction

Colorado Rockies (87-75) (Jon Gray) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (93-69) (Zack Greinke) Rockies key to winning: Gray can’t let up more than 2 runs in 5 innings. Their bullpen is their strength. If they can hand the game off to the pen within 2 runs, its an even game. There is a good chance this could be a lopsided game favoring the D-backs, so Colorado is going to need to keep their composure. With some sneaky speed in the lineup, stolen bases may be key to every run. D-backs key to winning: Got to pounce early then let the crowd take Continue reading National League Wild Card Prediction

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