Originally written October 08, 2011 on Texas Rangers Trades:
I had a great weekend in Arlington last weekend (two Rangers playoff games plus a Cowboys game) and am about to head out for tonight’s ALCS game, followed by another one tomorrow night. It’s definitely a good time to be a Rangers fan. This week I made my predictions for the two League Championship Series.ALCS:Rangers vs. TigersGame 1: CJ Wilson, TEX vs. Justin Verlander, DET in ArlingtonTIGERS WIN – While neither pitcher has pitched too well so far in the playoffs, CJ with a 10.80 ERA and Verlander with a 5.00 ERA, this one should be a pitchers’ duel. However, Justin has the upper edge in this one as he is definitely the best pitcher in the American League right now. Both starters have only faced the other team once so far this year. However, if it can be a 1 or 2 run Tigers lead and Verlander gives the ball to the bullpen, the Rangers could definitely make that up, as the Tiger bullpen has been shaky so far this postseason.Game 2: Derek Holland, TEX vs. Max Scherzer, DET in Arlingt...
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