• Keith Walsh

MLB Postseason

Updated: Oct 2, 2019

It should be an interesting postseason as usual for the MLB as we are guaranteed to have a new champion as the Boston Red Sox failed to make the playoffs. The defending National League Champions the Los Angeles Dodgers were once again the best team in the NL and look poised to make another World Series run. It won't be easy as the other NL playoff teams will look to prove that the Dodgers are no longer the team to beat. The Cardinals and Braves will matchup in one of the NLDS series which could be the hardest series to predict out of all of them. Two teams that are very similar and both exceeded expectations that most people set out for them. That series has a chance to go all 5 games and I see the Braves being the team that moves on. As for the Dodgers, if they play the Brewers I don't see them having any trouble taking care of them but, if they have to play the Nationals who I believe they will, the road back to the World Series may be a little bit tougher for them. I still believe the Dodgers are the team to beat in the NL but it will not be an easy road to the World Series.

In the American League the Astros and Yankees were the two best teams all year long and look almost destined to meet in the ALCS. The Yankees will be going up against the Minnesota Twins in the ALDS, while the Astros have to await the winner of the wild card game. Both of theses teams are talented enough to where they should have no problem handling their opponents. For the Yankees, the biggest concern for them will be their bullpen and whether or not they can stay healthy as they have struggled with injuries to key players all year long. If they stay healthy and their bullpen takes care of business, they should dispose of the Twins pretty easily. The Houston Astros are an absolute powerhouse, they have almost no weaknesses in their lineup or rotation. Even their bullpen has been solid all year long. Whether it is the Rays or A's, Houston should have no problem putting up enough runs to move on to the ALCS. If the Astros and Yankees both win, it will set up what would be a classic ALCS matchup that would be highly entertaining.

Wild Card Games:

National League: Milwaukee Brewers @ Washington Nationals-10/2 8:08pm TBS

American League: Tampa Bay Rays @ Oakland Athletics-10/3 8:00pm ESPN

Divisional Series:

National League:

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals-

Game 1: Thursday 10/3: 8:37pm TBS

Game 2: Friday 10/4: 9:37pm TBS

Game 3: Sunday 10/6: TBD TBS

Game 4*: Monday 10/7: TBD TBS

Game 5*:Wednesday 10/9: TBD TBS

St.Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves-

Game 1: Thursday 10/3: 5:02pm TBS

Game 2: Friday 10/4: 4:37pm TBS

Game 3: Sunday 10/6: TBD TBS

Game 4*: Monday 10/7: TBD TBS

Game 5*: Wednesday 10/9: TBD TBS

American League:

Houston Astros vs Wild Card Winner-

Game 1: Friday 10/4: 2:05pm FS1

Game 2: Saturday 10/5: 9:07pm FS1

Game 3: Monday 10/7: TBD FS1

Game 4*: Tuesday 10/8: TBD FS1

Game 5*: Thursday 10/10: TBD FS1

New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins-

Game 1: Friday 10/4: 7:07pm MLB Network

Game 2: Saturday 10/5: 5:07pm FS1

Game 3: Monday 10/7: TBD FS1

Game 4*: Tuesday 10/8: TBD FS1

Game 5*: Thursday 10/10: TBD FS1

Championship Series:

World Series:


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