Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Playoffs Start Today!


Yep, the playoffs. Here are your games today:

2 PM Milwaukee (Gallardo) at Philadelphia (Hamels)

The Brewers are riding some serious momentum into the playoffs this season. After a few years of frustration they are finally in. However, the Phillies will be too good today with Hamels on the mound. Gallardo is an X factor (Y factor?) today in just his second start since missing five months, with an injury. He was good in his first start, but that was against the Pirates. Big deal. Phillies win today 6-2.

5:30 PM Los Angeles (Lowe) at Chicago (Dempster)

The first game in a five game series is the most important. No, it's not. I don't know why people say that in series. They're all important. Don't lose them. After this game, game two will be the most important. I like the Cubs here because of Dempster. I like the Dodgers because of Lowe. That makes for a nail-biting pitching duel and I think at home in the first game of the playoffs, day will turn to night and the magic will take over as the Cubbies win 4-1.

9:00 PM Boston (Lester) at Los Angeles (Lackey)

The Angels have lost nine straight postseason games to the Red Sox. Will the streak end tonight? One streak will end, that much is certain. The other streak in jeopardy is the Angels' eight game run beating the Red Sox this season. The Angels go with the experience of John Lackey tonight and he'll need it, because he is coming off his worst start of the year giving up 10 runs in two and a third against Texas last Friday. Still, I like the Angels to win this one 10-6.

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