ALCS Winner: Texas Rangers. I was surprised that the Twins were unable to overcome the Yankees’ starting pitching issues in their ALDS series. I was not surprised that the Rangers defeated the Rays in their ALDS series. The Rangers will do what the Twins could not, expose the holes in the Yankees’ starting rotation, and on the other side of the coin, the Rangers have the starting pitching to shut down the Yankees’ bats. Rangers in 6 games.
NLCS Winner: San Fransisco Giants. It was no surprise that the NLCS is between the Phillies and the Giants, but it may surprise many people when the Giants score runs on the big three starting pitchers of the Phillies. On the other end of this equation, we will see the Giants’ starters shut down a Phillies lineup that has been anything but spectacular of late. Giants in 6 games.