Boston Red Sox: Predicting the entire 2017 MLB Postseason

BOSTON, MA - JULY 31: Rafael Devers
BOSTON, MA - JULY 31: Rafael Devers /
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ALCS: Boston Red Sox v. Cleveland Indians

This is going to be the best series of the 2017 MLB Postseason, as it goes the full 7 games.

Cleveland has had Chris Sale’s number this year, but I think he figures it out to earn 2 wins in this series. Boston will need him to if they really have a chance at taking the Windians down.

The MVP of this series though will be Indians DH Edwin Encarnacion, a man that the Red Sox could have signed to replace David Ortiz. If Boston had Ortiz or a player on their roster that pitchers truly feared when he came up to the plate late in a game, I’d give them the edge. They don’t have that guy to face Andrew Miller and the Cleveland bullpen though. Cleveland has that guy in Encarnacion, that’s why they take this one and knock the Red Sox out of the race for the second straight year.

Indians in 7

NLCS: Washington Nationals v. Los Angeles Dodgers

There’s no slowing the Los Angeles Dodgers. Barring a ton of injuries and an unlikely weak performance from Clayton Kershaw, they’re going to the World Series to face the Indians.

LA will win Game 1 with Kershaw, Game 2 with Rich Hill, and Game 3 with Yu Darvish. They won’t get the sweep, as the Nationals push to stay alive, but Kershaw will come in and shut things down in Game 5.

At the plate, Cody Bellinger will be the series MVP, but Kershaw will steal the actual title away. This will be the first time we see Los Angeles in the World Series since 1988 when they beat the Mets in 7.

Dodgers in 5