By C. â€œPINKâ€ BUNEL
Special to The Winsted Journal
Here are my picks for Major League Baseballâ€™s Division Series games.
Tampa Bay vs. Texas â€” The first-game matchup between Cliff Lee and David Price should be super. Whoever wins the first game wins this series. The Rangers prevail in five games.
New York vs. Minnesota â€” The Yanks get the nod in this series for two reasons: the middle of the lineup (Texeira, A-Rod and Cano) and pitching. Yes, I said pitching. C.C. Sabathia is one of baseballâ€™s best big-game pitchers, if not the best. The loss of Justin Morneau is huge for the Twins. The Yankees will win in four games.
Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati â€” The Phillies come into this series a huge favorite. But the Reds are not going to go down easy and will play loose. However, Iâ€™ll stick with the Phillies, 3-1.
San Francisco vs. Atlanta â€” There will be plenty of people pulling for the Braves and their retiring manager, Bobby Cox. Unfortunately, they run into a Giants team that has outstanding pitching. In the end, I think the Giants win this series, 3-2.