So far, I’m basically 50/50 on predictions, having gone 2-for-4 in the DS and 1-for-2 in the LCS. So i’m no better than a coin flip. It has been really surprising, the offense in these games thus far, especially from St. Louis. They scored 43 runs in 6 games against a pretty good Milwaukee rotation and are getting a ton of help up and down the lineup.
Because both series ended after 6 games, both teams have their ideal rotations setup to go for the WS, so we get some great pitching match-ups. Here’s how the rotations probably stack up;
After watching St. Louis pound Milwaukee pitching, I worry for the Rangers pitchers in this coming series. Of course that being said, Texas’ offense is in full blown “go” mode as well. I see some decent advantages for St. Louis though, especially having home series advantage and getting a Carpenter start in Texas. I can see them holding serve at home then stealing one in Texas, similarly to what they did against Milwaukee. I really see Texas’ starting pitching as being vulnerable and St Louis taking advantage.
Prediction: St. Louis in 6.