Last Week in Baseball! – The Final Four
Posted by wct6 on October 9, 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!
We were 0-4 in the DS round. 0-4! That’s tough to do even if you’re trying! Hopefully we do better in the CS round. Hopefully we go at least…1-1.
Rockies vs. Diamondbacks – If you have been following LWIB all year, then you know how we feel about the Arizona Diamondbacks. We don’t believe in them. We half expected them to advance in the NLDS even though they won fewer games in the series. That would go along with their whole “being the NL’s #1 seed while allowing more runs than they’ve scored” strategy that has worked for them. They have very little pop in the middle of their lineup, a weak rotation outside of Brandon Webb, a weak bullpen outside of Valverde and Lyon. Their opponents, the Rocks, are the hottest team in baseball, going 14-1 down the stretch to eek into the playoffs. When a team is that hot, its hard to go against them (even though we went against them in the 1st round). We’re sorry, we may be the last ones to the party, but we just cannot see these Diamondbacks getting to the Series. Give us the Rockies in 6 games.
Indians vs. Red Sox – No one looked more impressive in their first round series than the Boston Red Sox. That ALDS could have gone on into December and we’re not sure the Angels would have squeeked out a game. They got crushed. The Indians definitely have the best 1-2 punch in terms of starting pitching, but the Red Sox have the best 1-2-3 punch, with Beckett, Schilling, and Matsuzaka. Not to sound like a broken record, but the reasons we think the Indians could be in trouble in this series are the same reasons we thought they were in trouble in the Division Series. They are facing a team that is simply too experienced in big games. Between Beckett, Schilling, and Manny Ramirez, the Sox have three former World Series MVPs on their roster. We think that the Beckett vs. Sabathia and Matsuzaka vs. Carmona duels will be epic. Hopefully we get to see two matchups each of those. These teams are very evenly matched on paper, but experience, and that seventh game at home makes the difference as the Sox win in 7. Keep proving us wrong.