It took all 162 games but the teams are set for the MLB playoffs.
Before the Divisional series starts there’s going to be two epic matchups to determine which Wild Card teams advance.
Yankees vs Red Sox (Tuesday, 8 p.m.)
One of the best rivalries in sports, this matchup has been back and forth all season. Earlier in June the Sox swept the Yankees in back to back series. But just two weeks ago the Bronx Bombers got their revenge with a dominating sweep of their own at Fenway.
In my opinion, this game will come down to the defensive ability of the Red Sox’s infield and which version of Gerrit Cole and Aroldis Chapman we will see on the Yankees side. They have the momentum and I think the Yankees win a close game 3-2 to advance to the Divisional Ser
Dodgers vs Cardinals (Wednesday, 8 p.m.)
In another expected pitchers’ duel, Adam Wainwright is preparing to face off against Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer. The Cardinals are coming in red hot after winning 17 straight games at the end of September.
Unfortunately for them, it’d be hard to imagine the Cardinals beating a 104 win Dodgers team with Scherzer on the mound. The Cards have a young, talented lineup but they lack the depth the Dodgers have. Look for stars like Nolan Arenado for the Cardinals and Mookie Betts for the Dodgers to make big plays for each team. My prediction: Dodgers 5 Cardinals 3