One of the most exciting times in sports is the Major League Baseball Playoffs. Ten teams have the chance to become World Series Champions after a grueling one hundred and sixty two game season. All the work that was put in, comes down to just a few weeks where teams put it on the line.
The Rays sneaked into the playoffs with a dominate pitching staff, but not many hitters. Could the Pirates be this year’s Cinderella team? They had the best record in baseball for a lot of the season, but eventually had to fight for a wild card spot. This is their first time in the playoffs in twenty years. They have a very good squad and are tied with the Cardinals 1-1 in their current series. We will keep an eye on what they do.
The Braves and the Dodgers are both tied at 1-1 and I think this is going to be the best series we have seen in a while. Both teams have dominant starting pitching, and dominant bullpens. The Braves have the best closer in the league in Craig Kimbrel. It is going to be a series for the ages. I think the Braves pull this series out.
Now to the American league. Boston had the best record in the regular season, after not many even had them making the playoffs. They are kind of a surprise team this season, but they are very impressive. This is the healthiest they have been in a while. They are up 2-0 on the Rays and look like the favorite to make it to the next round.
Then you have the Tigers versus the A’s. Both are really good teams who have really good players. I think the Tigers win the series because they possess two of the best starting pitchers in the game.
So who will it be in the World Series? I think it will be the Braves versus the Red Sox, with the Braves winning it all. Should be an exciting playoffs to see. Don’t miss it.