October is a busy month of sports: the NBA and NHL seasons kickoff, and the NFL and College Football season keeps rushing forward. What is most important to watch, however, is the MLB postseason where high drama always occurs.
The first few days of October wrap up the MLB season, and it is usually the final three game series for each team. Here is what we know so far and my predictions for the rest of the way.
National League Playoffs
What we know right now: New York Mets face the LA Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series.
My Predictions throughout the Postseason: The St. Louis Cardinals will clinch the NL Central.
Wildcard game: Cubs at Pirates. This matchup will be a pitchers duel between Gerrit Cole and Jake Arrieta, and I have the Pirates winning 2-1.
National League Divisional Series
Mets in four games over the Dodgers.
Pirates in five games over the Cardinals.
National League Championship Series
Pirates in seven games over the Mets.
American League Playoffs
What we know now: Toronto Blue Jays have clinched the AL East, Kansas City Royals have clinched the AL Central.
Yankees have clinched home field advantage in wildcard game.
My Predictions throughout the postseason, wildcard game: Houston Astros at New York Yankees. The Yankees will win easily at home 7-1.
American League Divisional Series
Blue Jays vs Yankees. Yankees in five games.
Royals vs. Rangers. Royals in four games.
American League Championship Series
Royals vs. Yankees. Royals in six games over the Yankees.
Pirates vs. Royals. This matchup will comprise two teams who have had little World Series experience within the past 30 years. The Royals just came off a year where they took the San Francisco Giants to seven games in the World Series before falling – their first World Series appearance since 1985.
The Pirates, on the other hand, last went to the World Series in 1979 when they defeated the Baltimore Orioles. It will be an exciting series to watch and I have my hometown team the Pirates winning in six games. Agree or disagree, it is the year of the Buccos to bring one home.
October belongs to baseball!
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