The Southside Showdown team has their predictions for the Wild Card Series.
The Chicago White Sox are going to the playoffs for the first time since 2008! It has been an incredible ride to watch these guys come along this year and get it done. They have been rebuilding for a very long time now and they are now seeing the fruits of their labor in action. Well, they are going to play against the Oakland Athletics in the Wild Card Series. The White Sox are the seventh seed and the A’s are the 2nd seed.
It is certainly going to be a lot of fun to watch these two teams duke it out over a three-game series. This is one of many matchups that is going to be a lot of fun to watch. In the rest of the American League, we have the Cleveland Indians playing the New York Yankees, the Minnesota Twins playing the Houston Astros, and the Tampa Bay Rays playing the Toronto Blue Jays.
In the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers are going to play the Milwaukee Brewers, the San Diego Padres are going to play the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs will play the Miami Marlins, and the Atlanta Braves are going to play the Cincinnati Reds. They are all very good matchups that should be fun to watch.
Half the fun of playoffs in any sport is making picks. The Southside Showdown team has come up with their picks for each of the first-round Wild Card Series. We have divided it up between the two leagues: