Published on October 12th, 2013 | by Sam Chimenti0
2013 MLB League Championship Series
The 2013 LCS match-ups are set, so here our my predictions on the Championship series and who we will see in this years W.S.
Dodgers vs Cardinals: Dodgers in 7
This is a tough decision for me. I hate the Dodgers, and seeing the men in blue in the World Series instead of my guys in orange and black makes me sick to my stomach. But the Dodgers are the better team here. Their rotation is unbelievable deep, their lineup is deadly top to bottom, and their bullpen is good enough to where you shouldn’t expect to score late in the game. Now the Cardinals will give one hell of a fight, I truly believe that. This is a team that has more playoff experience than any of the other three remaining teams. They have one hell of a manger in Mike Matheny, and there lineup and pitching are almost as deep as the Dodgers. Key word there: almost. And as you know, almost is only good in horseshoes and hand grenades….Yasiel Puig and Juan Uribe continue their hot hitting, and the ace Clayton Kershaw finishes off the Cardinals, on the road, in game 7.
Tigers vs Red Sox: Red Sox in 5
This series isn’t as hard of a decision for me. Actually, its quite easy. The Red Sox are by far the more confident team, and confidence is a very underrated aspect in sports. The Tigers had difficulty with the A’s in the first round, and if it weren’t for Justin Verlander, a guy the A’s just can’t seem to hit, the Tigers wouldn’t even be here. The Red Sox will get off to a 2-0 series lead thanks to stellar pitching by Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz against a cold Tigers lineup, and hot bats from David Ortiz and Shane Victorino in the Red Sox’s lineup. The series will than flip to Detroit, where the Tigers will make it more interesting with a game 3 win thanks to ace Justin Verlander. But than, due to aces Verlander and Scherzer having already pitched and not able to take the mound, the Red Sox line up will go off on pitcher Doug Fister in game 4, and Anibal Sanchez in game 5, and the Red Sox will storm into the World Series for the first time since 2007.