01 October 2013

2013 MLB Postseason: Wild Card Predictions

A smashing success a year ago, the Wild Card games return for their sophomore edition this week. The winners of these two games will go on to advance to play the top seeds in their respective league (Boston in the AL, St. Louis in the NL). Who will survive and advance?

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I think it is perfectly acceptable for all of us to stand up and applaud the Pirates on not only getting to the playoffs for the first time since 1992, simply getting their first winning campaign since then. Therefore, you know it is going to be an awesome sight to see at PNC Park on Tuesday night. That said, I do like the Reds to win and advance to take on the Cardinals and it is because Johnny Cueto has been dominant against the Pirates this year, and he is on the hill for Cincinnati tonight against Francisco Liriano. Should be a good one nonetheless.
Pick: Cincinnati

There is no team entering the MLB Postseason hotter than the Cleveland Indians who are rocking a tenspot of a winning streak which helped to carry them to host this game against Tampa Bay, who took out Texas on Monday night in Arlington. Cleveland has not played a playoff game since 2007 so one would think that their crowd would be raucous (but we never know with Cleveland fans). Terry Francona is taking a big risk in having Danny Salazar start with his ten big league starts, while the Rays will throw out Alex Cobb, who has had a fine 2013. I know going off of momentum is probably a terrible call but considering it is only a one game playoff, I like the Indians to be more like the Windians (I'm sorry).
Pick: Cleveland

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