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.
Let’s start with the biggest series in either league with the best storylines. We all know about the Cubs and their last championship was in 1908. They have been the best team for alot of this season with 103 wins. They can rake and for a National League team to have as deep a lineup as they do it’s really rare. Even the player having bad years still need to be worried about. The pitching has been great too. Say what you want about the bottom of their rotation but Kyle Hendricks and John Lackey have been great. Maybe knowing your team is going to score runs every game lets you just pitch without concern. Aroldis Chapman rounds out a bullpen that got strengthened by mid season trades.
As for the Giants this is an even numbered year so they will in the World Series right? No one will doubt them if they win this series especially since it will set up the beast of Madison Bumgarner to pitch the opening game of the next two rounds. The lineup does not have superstars just solid major league players who know how to play situational baseball, The rotation is solid after Bumgarner too,
This is a series I wish I could make my prediction after game 1. I think the Cubs really need to sweep the first two games. Carrying this curse is tough. After a loss in game 1 with Bumgarner staring you down in game 3 will get the Cubs tight.
Giants in 4
The other series has two teams who kind of coasted into the playoffs. With the Mets having injuries the Nationals got a big lead and just went on cruise control the rest of the way to comfortably win the division. But now with injuries taking out key players and the lack of competing in big games all season is enough for me to doubt them. The Dodgers benefited from a total collapse by the Giants to win the division rather comfortably. The lineup is solid but not great and they come into the series healthy. Kershaw is really rested after being on the IR this year. Rich Hill also was injured so the key starters are healthy.