The race to the World Series is on. The Houston Astros are looking to be repeat champions while a 108-win Boston Red Sox team is looking to put the finishing touches on an astounding season. And who might answer the call in the National League? Let’s take a look at what the 2018 post season could bring us.
In the American League the Oakland A’s are facing the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Normally, playing at Yankee Stadium would be a big disadvantage for any team. But Oakland has performed surprisingly well on the road this year. But if it comes down to a battle of the bullpens, the Yanks are more than likely to come away with the W.
In the National League the Cubs and Rockies are squaring off for the wild card. This is a tough one to call as the Rockies have out performed the Cubs significantly in the last four weeks of the regular season. But the lineup from Chicago might be too much for the Rockies pitching staff to handle.
American League Division Series
It’s hard to imagine either the Yankees or the A’s taking down the Red Sox. With the kind of offensive season the Sox have had this year, it is not going to be easy for any team to outscore them.
The Indians are likely to be fired up after their crushing defeat against the Yankees last year. But if a chip on their shoulder is enough to combat the offense of Alex Bregman, George Springer, and the other Astros hitters, it is yet to be determined.
American League Championship Series
It’s got to be Red Sox Astros. The powerful lineups from both teams are just too much to discredit. It may come down to bullpens as to which team makes it all the way.
National League Division Series
The Brewers are strong enough to take down either the Cubs or the Rockies. With a deep bullpen and an explosive lineup they are likely to move on to the NLCS.
The Braves are no match for the Dodgers. The young Braves team lost five of seven to L.A. in the regular season.
National League Championship Series
It would be surprising to see anything but a Brewers/Dodgers match up in this one. The Brewers are strong on both sides of the ball and have a good chance of taking down the veteran Dodgers.
It would be fun to see a Boston/L.A. match up. But chances are the Brewers take it all the way to show down against Mookie Betts and one of the best Red Sox offenses ever.