MLB Divisional Series, Lineups and Picks

October 07, 2009 |

 

    Today is the day that the baseball season gets really good. And unfortunately it’s an excitement that Baltimore hasn’t seen in 12 years. That doesn’t take completely away from the fact that its October baseball. Here is a short capsule of the probable starters for each playoff team(  and my pick for the series outcome.

 

              Philadelphia Phillies          vs.     Colorado Rockies

                       93-69                                                            92-70

Man:         Charlie Manuel                                    Jim Tracy

C                 Carlos Ruiz                                           Yorvit Torrealba

1B               Ryan Howard                                    Todd Helton

2B              Chase Utley                                         Clint Barmes

3B              Pedro Feliz                                           Garrett Atkins

SS                Jimmy Rollins                                     Troy Tulowitzki

CF                Shane Victorino                                 Dexter Fowler

LF                 Raul Ibanez                                        Carlos Gonzalez

RF                 Jayson Werth                                       Brad Hawpe

SP                   Cliff Lee                                                 Ubaldo Jimenez

SP                  Cole Hamels                                        Aaron Cook

SP                   Joe Blanton                                         Jason Hammel

CL                  Brad Lidge?                                            Huston Street

 

PICK:       Rockies in 4

                      

                  Los Angeles Dodgers      vs.      St. Louis Cardinals

                             95-67                                                       91-71

Man:              Joe Torre                                               Tony LaRussa

C                      Russell Martin                                       Yadier Molina

1B                    James Loney                                           Albert Pujols

2B                   Ronnie Belliard                                     Skip Schumaker

3B                   Casey Blake                                              Mark DeRosa

SS                    Rafael Furcal                                          Brendan Ryan

CF                    Matt Kemp                                             Colby Rasmus

LF                    Manny Ramirez                                   Matt Holliday

RF                     Andre Ethier                                          Ryan Ludwick

SP                       Randy Wolf                                          Chris Carpenter

SP                        Clayton Kershaw                              Adam Wainwright

SP                       Vicente Padilla                                     Joel Pineiro

CL                     Jonathan Broxton                               Ryan Franklin

 

       PICK:     Dodgers in 5

                     

                        New York Yankees    vs.    Minnesota Twins

                             103-59                                                87-76

Man:                 Joe Girardi                               Ron Gardenhire

C                         Jorge Posada                               Joe Mauer

1B                      Mark Teixeira                          Michael Cuddyer

2B                     Robinson Cano                        Nick Punto

3B                      Alex Rodriguez                       Matt Tolbert

SS                       Derek Jeter                              Orlando Cabrera

CF                      Melky Cabrera                        Denard Span

LF                      Johnny Damon                       Delmon Young

RF                     Nick Swisher                             Jason Kubel

DH                     Hideki Matsui                         Jose Morales

SP                       CC Sabathia                            Brian Duensing

SP                       AJ Burnett                              Nick Blackburn

SP                       Andy Petitte                            Carl Pavano

CL                    Mariano Rivera                        Joe Nathan

 

            PICK:    Yankees in 3 (man, I would love to be wrong)

                        

                        Los Angeles Angels    vs.      Boston Red Sox

                                       97-65                                             95-67

Man:                 Mike Scioscia                                   Terry Francona

C                          Mike Napoli                                        Victor Martinez

1B                        Kendry Morales                               Kevin Youkilis

2B                       Howie Kendrick                                 Dustin Pedroia

3B                       Chone Figgins                                      Mike Lowell

SS                         Erick Aybar                                          Alex Gonzalez

CF                       Torii Hunter                                          Jacoby Ellsbury

LF                        Juan Rivera                                            Jason Bay

RF                       Bobby Abreu                                          JD Drew

DH                       Vladimir Guerrero                             David Ortiz

SP                           John Lackey                                           Jon Lester

SP                          Jered Weaver                                        Josh Beckett

SP                          Scott Kazmir                                            Clay Buchholz

CL                         Brian Fuentes                                        Jon Papelbon

 

         PICK:     RED SOX in 4

    Let the games begin!!!!!!!  Wait, I think one already has……

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