Originally Posted by dsc123
I think the Nats will come out of the NL. Even without Strasburg, their starters are just too good.
For the AL, I think it will be the Yankees, if they can make it past round 1. I wouldn't want to play the O's right now.
I say Yanks over Nats in 6.
So dsc123 has weighed in with the Yanks over the Nats in the Fall Classic. Sound picks really - the Yankees never gave up 1st place in the East, and the Nats could be considered a team of destiny. CC is dominating and the Nats are legit. Anyone else?
I'll start with the one and done teams tomorrow:
I think the Rangers will eek out a win tomorrow over the Showalter lead Os. The Os are hot, but the Rangers have been focused all season long on getting back to the Classic. 'Make the post season' was their only goal in the regular season and while sluggish the last 2 weeks, they did that. Yu brings energy, and look for him to go 7 innings and hurl 125 pitches if necessary to set the pace. Os will lose a 1 run game as the Rangers have a big chip on their shoulder and a resume that isn't complete.
The Hotlanta Braves suffered the last 6 weeks of 2011 due to a depleted bullpen, and rectified that this year locking up the first wild card slot. But they face St Louis who eliminated them last season. Going with the conventional wisdom of those who get hot late in the season, I like the Cards on strength of schedule alone. Both went 7-3 down the stretch, but the Cards did so against playoff bound Reds and Nats. The Braves faced disappointing Miami and Pittsburgh. Veteran lineup and they will be patient against Medlen to work his pitch count insures Redbird Nation of advancing.