Man, I love the playoffs. Each game seems to be a nail biter and with the Tigers making the post season this year, it’s that much sweeter. Who’s coming out on top in the 2006 World Series? I’m not sure but I definitely have my opinion.
Twins vs. A’s – A’s in Four – The Twins win game one with Johan on the mound but lose the next three to face the Tigers in the ALCS.
Mets vs. Dodgers – Mets in Four – The Mets have been comfortably in first place for most of the season while the Dodgers have been fighting for their playoff lives for the stretch run. Even without Pedro, I think the Mets offense will get things going and take this one in four games.
Padres vs. Cardinals – Padres in Three – I think the Padres pitching will carry them in this one. Jake Peavy will have the best start of any pitcher in the division series and help carry the Padres to the only sweep of the playoffs.
Tigers vs. A’s – Tigers in Seven – Kenny Rogers wins games two and seven to help carry the Tigers to their first World Series since 1984.
Mets vs. Padres – Mets in Six – The Mets pitching costs them a couple of games but they do just enough to win some ugly games to pull this one out. Carlos Delgado leads the way on offense and he walks away with the NLCS MVP.
Tigers vs. Mets – At the beginning of the year, I predicted the Yankees and the Mets would square off in the World Series and I’m half right. The Tigers and Mets play a back and forth series comporable to 1986 but this time, the Mets don’t have Billy Buckner to bail them out. Tigers in seven.
Wishful thinking? Let’s hope not. Let the playoffs begin. I’ll have a playoff chat thread up later and I’ll actually be here for the game so I’ll be able to talk about the game.