After a 3-1 night raised my total to plus 350 baseballs I have 7 more plays today as I hit all 4 baseball games. And that is where we will start.
I like the Indians to win the series which means I expect them to win game 1. Kluber is looking for redemption. Take the Indians on the road in Game 1 in Houston
I picked the Brew Crew in 5 and after winning game 1 and I am rolling with them in Game 2 at home over the Rockies.
In a surprise pick I do like the Braves to shock Kershaw in LA and even up the series. I do expect the Dodgers to win the series and do expect the Braves to play better than last night. Take the Braves on the road in LA
This is my surprise pick. I like the Red Sox to win the series but for some reason I like the Yankees today in Boston. Perhaps it’s because I am not sure how the health of Chris Sale is. But I still like the Redsox for the series. But I am picking my third road team today which is the Yankees in Boston over the Sox.
I feel that the Blue Jackets are better than the Hurricanes and it’s a home game for Columbus and Carolina played at home yesterday. Take the Blue Jackets at home vs the Hurricanes.
Middle Tennessee State does not have much success when they have to play a bigger team and while Marshall is not one of the big boys they are big enough to beat the Blue Raiders especially at home. Lay the 4 on the Thundering Herd at home vs Mid Tennesse State.
BYU has already won in Wisconsin and plays the better schedule which is the reason why I am taking them to win at home vs Utah State. Lay the 2 on the Cougars at home vs Utah State.
After two classic Wildcard games how can the Divisional Series live up to them. Each has their own story lines and side bars. So let’s get to it.
TORONTO VS TEXAS
Where to begin here. The fight that happened in May has now been refreshed in all of our minds. With a trip to the ALCS on the line do we need more juice to this series. The Blue Jays had the Royals on the ropes in the ALCS last year but is this team better this year? Maybe Aaron Sanchez has made this rotation so much better. Texas has 2 big time arms at the top of the rotation and has a lineup that can mash with the Blue Jays. I can see this series going 5 games with each team winning on the road. I often wondered how Texas did it this year but their lineup has quality hitters all over it. The rotation is not deep but their offense keeps them in every game. Toronto’s lineup has bigger stars who if they get hot can carry the team. And if two get hot then it is almost impossible to beat them. We all know when Toronto gets hot they can run off long winning streaks. Their rotation is probably deeper too. This is a toss up series mainly because we never know which Toronto team is going to show up.
I am taking Toronto in 5.
The other series has the Redsox vs the Indians. Boston might be too strong for the Indians. Boston has the best offense in the league and a shut down closer. Rick Porcello is starting game one tonight which should be no surprise since David Price is not a big game pitcher. If Boston does now win it will be because of their starting rotation. Cleveland does not have its best starting pitchers which will kill this team in this series and beyond if they make it. They can hit really well too. I just don’t see them winning this series without any starting pitching.