2019 MLB playoffs preview

October 3, 2019

 

 

With the two Wild Card games in the books, we finally have our complete MLB playoff picture. While the Astros and Dodgers might be the favorites in their respected leagues, we will take a look at each series and give predictions as to how each team will fare. 

 

 

 

Starting it off on October 3rd, the National League will take center stage with two heavyweight matchups in the NLDS.  

 

The Washington Nationals will start the NLDS on the road at top-seeded Los Angeles Dodgers. The Nationals got to this point after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in an exciting NL Wild Card game on Monday night. 

 

The Nationals will have all they can handle when they take the field against a potent Dodgers baseball club. The Dodgers are winners of 106 games and have been to back to back World Series. 

 

This will be an interesting series with two of the best starting rotations facing off against each other. With Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler leading the way for the Dodgers, and Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals.  

 

This will be an exciting series to watch with the Dodgers coming out on top in four hard-fought games.  

 

Game one of this series can be seen on TBS at 8:30 EST. 

 

 

 

The second NLDS series will see the Atlanta Braves face off with the St. Louis Cardinals in a highly anticipated NLDS matchup. 

 

The Cardinals, winners of the NL Central will travel to SunTrust Park to take on the Braves in game one of the series. 

 

The Braves have had an amazing 97 win 2019 season with winning the NL East to add a cherry on top. The Braves are looking to win their first playoff series since 2001. 

 

You will be able to catch this game at 5:02 EST on TBS on Thursday afternoon. 

 

Prediction: 

 

The St. Louis Cardinals bats get the best out of the Braves in five games to set up an NLCS matchup with the Dodgers. 

 

Prediction: 

 

Representing the National League in the World Series: The Los Angeles Dodgers in six games over the Cardinals.

 

 

 

 

On the American League side:  

 

 

The AL East Champion the New York Yankees will be hosting the AL Central Champion Minnesota Twins in the Bronx on Friday afternoon at 6:00 EST on the MLB Network. 

 

Predictions: 

 

The New York Yankees are called the Bronx Bombers for a season. The New York Yankees defeat the Twins in three games with Aaron Judge leading the way to move on with ease to the ALCS. 

 

 

 

The second ALDS series will feature the AL West Champion the Houston Astors and the AL Wildcard team the Tampa Bay Rays in a David vs. Goliath matchup. 

 

This ALDS series will get underway on Friday afternoon from Houston's Minute Maid Park at 2:00 EST on FS1. 

 

The Astros have one of the best teams in baseball and will be looking to win their second  World Series in three years. 

 

Prediction: 

 

The Houston Astros overpower the Rays in three games to advance on to face the New York Yankees in a legendary ALCS series. 

 

With the ALCS matchup between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros going all seven games, with the Astros winning at home to earn a rematch with the Dodgers. 

 

 

 

World Series prediction: 

 

Houston over Los Angeles in seven games to win their second World Series in three years. 

 

 

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