Last Week in Baseball! – Playoff Predictions
Posted by wct6 on October 2, 2007
If you are like us, you grew up loving “This Week in Baseball” and Mel Allen. Here at WCT, we have “Last Week in Baseball!” Please don’t sue us FOX!
The wonderful month of October is once again here, and it is time for playoff baseball. The first round provides some intriguing matchups so lets get right to the predictions!
Red Sox vs. Angels – We predicted an all-Los Angeles World Series, with the Angels winning it. However, we did not anticipate the Dodgers completely imploding and finishing fourth in the NL West. The Angels are keeping up their end of the deal, and are facing, in our opinion, the weakest team in the AL playoffs. The Red Sox got out of the gates hot, and were basically a mediocre team for most of the middle and later months of the season. Josh Beckett is good for two wins, plus the fact that his opponent John Lackey is absolutely abysmal at Fenway Park in his career, so this series will go the distance. But we can’t go against our prediction from March. Angels in 5
Rockies vs. Phillies – It is unfortunate that the two hot upstart teams have to face each other in the first round. Because we feel that either of them could pull a first round upset if they were facing the Diamondbacks or Cubs. Alas, one of the stories of the year in baseball will end in the first round. This should be a high-scoring series with the Phillies winning in 5 games.
Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – We know, Diamondbacks? Just weird. Is it as weird to read it as it was for us to type it? The Diamondbacks can’t hit, and besides Brandon Webb, they can’t really pitch either. Arizona was outscored during the regular season, so why should the post season be any different? Brandon Webb is good for one win but the Cubs take it in 4.
Yankees vs. Indians – Charles Barkley once wrote a book called “I May be Wrong, But I Doubt It.” The story of this series should be “We Hope We’re Wrong, but We Doubt It.” The Yankees have too much firepower, too much experience. Basically too many all-star caliber players who have played deep into October. Plus the Indians seemed to fold up like metal chairs at the mere sight of the Yankee uniform this year. The Tribe was 0-6 against New York this year. We watched about 150 of the 162 games the Indians played, and I would venture to say that those were the 6 worst games they played all year. Sabathia or Carmona gets a win, but other than that, we just don’t see it happening. This Indians team will (hopefully) be heard from again, but this year, the Yankees win it in 4.