Southside Showdown Wild Card Series Predictions
Los Angeles Dodgers (1) vs Milwaukee Brewers (8)
Vinnie Parise – Site Expert:
As much as I want to roll with the Brewers, picking with your heart isn’t smart here. They squeaked into the playoffs with a sub-.500 record and are going up against the powerhouse dodgers. It isn’t fair how good Los Angeles is but they are good. They are a legit World Series pick and will win this series in two games.
I think the heavy favorite to win it all, the Los Angeles Dodgers, are too deep in the pitching and hitting department for the Milwaukee Brewers to handle. A.J. Pollock is going into the postseason with a hot bat and Mookie Betts is very difficult to contain at the plate. The starting rotation for the Milwaukee Brewers has a big obstacle to overcome when they go against this team and an even harder task for their hitters to go up against Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw.
This is the biggest mismatch of the wildcard round. The Dodgers are the team to beat this postseason with a ferocious lineup and a deep starting rotation. Clayton Kershaw will not have to worry about fatigue this postseason after a 60-game season while their new addition Mookie Betts has been as advertised. The Brewers have a very underwhelming lineup that won’t be able to do much against Walker Buehler and the rest of the rotation. Prediction: Dodgers in 3
LA in 2. Too much star power for LA to lose. It gets said a lot but I do believe this could be their year.
Jon Michael Walters:
Dodgers defeat Brewers – well, duh.