Thursday, October 13, 2016

Baseball Divisional Series

The American League Division series both ended in a sweep.  The Cleveland Indians defeated the Boston Red sox in three straight and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Texas Rangers in three straight games.  You can say they were non competitive series but there were a bunch of good games despite the two sweeps.  The Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays will meet in the American League championship series.  Here are the scores of the Indians/Red Sox series.  Game 1 was 5-4, Game 2 6-0   and game 3 was 4-3.  You can see that there were 2 one run games making it a lot closer then it would appear. 

In the Toronto series the scores were 10-1, 5-3 and 7-6 in ten innings.  This series wasn't as close as the other one but it also wasn't as one sided as it seems. 

In the National League the Cubs won their division series over the San Francisco Giants three games to one.  The scores of these games were 1-0, 5-2, 6-5 in 13 innings and 6-5 again to close out the series.  The Giants were very competitive as you would expect from an even year as they have been very tough in the postseason during those years.  The Cubs were the best team all year and I am not surprised they are back in the NLCS but it was a lot harder then it seemed.  The Cubs will await the winner of the game five  between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers.  I have no idea what to think of game five but I am picking the Cubs to finally advance to the World Series against either team.  They have their pitching set up the way they want and either one of the other teams will not have their pitching set up. 

It should be a great game five and a good NLCS.  I am expecting a good ALCS as well and I am going to pick the Toronto Blue Jays to win and advance to the World Series.  Enjoy the baseball everyone. 

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