Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Yankees over Twins in 4... The Yankees always beat the Twins and even with their pitching being arguably the worst in the AL CC should pick up two Ws and they will squeak by in one of the Pettitte Hughes starts.
Rangers over Rays in 5... I love David Price, but frankly I've seen postseason Cliff Lee and I trust postseason Cliff Lee. In addition Shields has been less then stellar this season and the Rays offense has not hit the ball the past two weeks.
Giants over Braves in 4... The West Coast G-Men will have too much starting pitching over the injured Braves offense. The games will likely be like 3-2 showdowns but the Giants should be able to take the series.
Phillies over Reds in 4... Frankly I'm being generous giving the Reds a W in this series. The Reds had a great season but the Phillies have set themselves up to dominate a best of 5 series.
Rangers over Yankees in 7... Perhaps I should have confidence in the Yankees like I did in the preseason and like I did last year. Problem is I can't trust any of their pitchers past CC whom will likely not be available to pitch 3 games, and that means whomever pitches game 4 for the Yankees is almost an assured loss. IN addition the Yankees CAN NOT hit lefties this year and Cliff Lee & CJ Wilson have been two of MLBs best this year.
Phillies over Giants in 6... The pitching will be there for both teams but the obvious advantage in offense goes to the Phillies who should be able to scratch and claw their way to a series W.
Phillies over Rangers in 6... The Phillies went from a team in 08 who had 1 stud starter in Cole Hamels to last year in which they had one stud in Cliff Lee and a non dependable Cole Hamels to this year where they now have three stud pitchers who have been nearly untouchable the past two months. The Phillies are the odds on favorite to win the World Series for the 2nd time in three years and for good reason. They've gone from an offense first team to a team with a stellar offense and the best rotation in baseball. If they don't win the World Series it will be and should be a big disappointment in the city of brotherly love.