The MLB season started way back in April with 30 clubs vying for a postseason slot, and here we are in the middle of October with only 4 remaining. Many teams were knocked out of the playoff hunt early (Pirates, Orioles, Blue Jays, Royals, Indians, Athletics, Nationals, Mets, Reds, Astros, Diamondbacks, and Padres). Then there were those who faded down the stretch (Rays, White Sox, Mariners, Rangers, Braves, Marlins, Brewers, Cubs, Tigers, and Giants). The playoffs started a week ago with 8 teams, but 4 have already been eliminated (Red Sox, Twins, Cardinals, and Rockies). That means the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, and Los Angeles Angels are still in it for that coveted World Series trophy. To get there, the must win their league’s pennant first.
The NLDS starts tomorrow night with a rematch of last year’s series. The Dodgers were the NL’s best club this year, but the Phils are looking to defend their World Series title. The Yanks and Halos series begins Friday night, with each club equipped to win in different ways. East vs. West Coast, Powerhouse vs. Powerhouse…should be some entertaining games to watch.
I’m predicting Yankees vs. Phillies in the World Series, with Philly being the victors.