2019 MLB Postseason Review

Reviewing the 2019 MLB Postseason

As the 2019 MLB postseason comes to a close, we can look back at our predictions and see how we did.  From my own bracket prediction, it’s clear that I was way off with some picks, and spot on with some others.  Overall I feel I did better than in some past years.  This 2019 MLB postseason review will take a brief look back at my predictions and thoughts.

The good: I got the entire American League side completely correct!  😀  I also got the NL Wild Card game right.

The bad: I missed both of the NLDS picks, and therefore had a complete opposite NLCS matchup.

2019 MLB Postseason Predictions

Here is the bracket I made for the results I wanted to see happen.  Obviously, things didn’t go the way I wanted.  I was unsurprised to see the Yankees make the ALCS, but also unsurprised to see them lose there.  The Nationals beating the Dodgers in grand fashion (pun intended) was great, but I was rooting for the Cardinals in that lopsided NLCS.  However, I do like the Nationals, so I wasn’t too unhappy to see them make the World Series, especially because they didn’t beat the Braves, who I like far more than the Cardinals this year even though the Cards are normally right up there with the Braves for me.

I’m very happy the Nationals beat the Astros in the World Series.  It was a very satisfying conclusion to the season, partly because of the Nationals’ overall story, and because I was rooting for them quite a bit in the series.  I’ve been getting a bit tired of seeing the Astros (except George Springer, who is awesome) in the postseason, so I suppose now I know how people felt when the Yankees were atop the baseball world during their last dynasty (1996-2000).

Ben's 2019 MLB Postseason hopes

What do you think?

Did you enjoy the 2019 MLB postseason?  What did you think of the results?

2019 MLB Postseason – October 11th, 2019

2019 MLB Postseason

We have completed the Division Series round!

Looking at my predictions made a day before the postseason started, I have been right on some and wrong on others, which is not surprising.

What I got right: Both Wild Card games and both of the American League Division Series.

What I got wrong: Both National League Division Series.

New Predictions?

I think the Cardinals can outlast the Nationals in the NLCS, but I think it will be a good and close series that could go 7 games.  I still think the Astros have too much pitching for the Yankees to overcome, in addition to home field advantage that proved to be big in the 2017 ALCS.  However, the Rays unexpectedly pushing them all the way to a Game 5 does make me a little more hopeful the Yankees can win this time.  If my new predictions come true, the Astros will beat the Cardinals in the World Series.

Favorite Moments

Obviously, watching the Yankees dismantle the Twins with ease was nice to see.  I loved seeing 3 of the 4 Division Series going to a Game 5.  The Braves-Cardinals DS was one of the best postseason series I’ve ever seen, really classic up until the final game.  Game 1 of that series and Game 5 of the Nats-Dodgers series were the two best games in my opinion.  It’s easy to forget the Wild Card games already, but the Nationals one was great.

I was very impressed with the Rays not giving up, and with Adam Duvall’s heroics for the Braves.

Of course, Howie Kendrick owns the greatest moment of the postseason so far:

Looking forward to seeing what else happens during this epic 2019 MLB Postseason!  😀  Feel free to comment below your thoughts on the postseason so far, and who you think will win from this point forward!