Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Blogging against my will.

It's been over a week since my last entry, and three days since I was finally put out of my misery.

On all the sports talk shows yesterday, nobody even entertained the thought of a pitchers' duel in the White Sox/Twins game. Everybody expected a high-scoring affair since John Danks had never thrown on three days rest, nor could he keep the Twins at bay all season, and Chicago's offense had been pumping on all cylinders this weekend.

Long story short, there were a total of seven hits and one run scored in the game, and Chicago advanced to the divisional series.

Where am I going with this? Nobody's predictions are ever right.
With that, here are my playoff previews, alongside ass-backwards predictions which have absolutely no chance of being correct. Or do they?

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Yovani Gallardo goes up against Cole Hamels in game one. Gallardo was lights out against the Cubbies in his first start since returning from injury, but now faces a Philadelphia team with killer left-handed bats in the small excuse for a stadium the Phillies call home. Hamels hasn't been an ace lately, and the Brew-crew has a bunch of righties who can hurt him down the short left field line.
With high-powered offenses in mind, I predict the Brewers win this game 3-2 and the series, 3-1.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs
Derek Lowe and Ryan Dempster will not be the stories tonight. We're going to the bullpen early and often. Pitchers better pray the wind is blowing in at Wrigley, but we all know it isn't.
Dodgers win 9-6, and take the series in five games.

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
The young and upstart Jon Lester faces the dominant postseason force, John Lackey. Pitchers' duel, right? Hell no! I predict Lackey crumbles under the pressure from the high expectations the Angels have finally earned. Boston will smack him around like a ragdoll, and the rally monkey will not be able to save the Angels from Jon Lester's off-speed pitches. Boston wins, 8-1, and sweeps the series.

Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays
The adrenaline from playing so many consecutive games with their season on the line will roll over to the series against Tampa Bay. Experienced veterans will have their way with the inexperienced youth for the Rays. White Sox sweep.

Hey, it could happen.


Eric said...

Why did you have to pick the Dodgers to win?! Now they're going to lose you fucker I HATE YOU

Travis Miller said...

But I did the opposite of what I ACTUALLY think is going to happen, so I'm going to get all 4 right!

Actually just for irony's sake I'm probably going to get two right and two wrong. I figure the Cubs and Brewers have the best chance of winning their matchups. Slim-to-none for the ChiSox and BoSox.

Eric said...

Sorry but the Dodgers are going to win it all

Travis Miller said...

I don't think they can get through the Angels or the Rays.

...or the Cubs.

MAYBE the Phillies, and definitely the Brewers.

I'll do a quick entry of my power rankings.