Well, my predictions so far have not been as good as I would have hoped. I currently have picked 2 of the 6 series correct. The Mets in the NLDS and the Tigers in the ALCS.

Tonight starts the 2006 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals. So I feel as though I must make one last prediction for the World Series. Last time the Tigers were in the World Series was 1984. For the Cardinals, this is their second trip in the last 3 seasons. Back in 2004, the Cardinals were swept by the Boston Red Sox. There’s a pretty good chance that they may get swept again this year.

Detroit’s starting pitching for the most part has been lights out. Kenny Rogers, Justin Verlander, Nate Robertson, and Jeremy Bonderman have all pitched very well in leading the Tigers to the World Series. Also, the bullpen has been virtually unhittable. This even with fireballer Joel Zumaya missing most of the ALCS with tendonitis in his elbow. St Louis on the other hand is led by Chris Carpenter and Jeff Suppan. Both have pitched really well in the playoffs. The bullpen for the Cardinals is shaky as evidenced by Adam Wainwright loading the bases in the 9th inning of the NLCS but nonetheless striking out the last two hitters on butt nasty curveballs.

Your pitching matchups:

  1. Anthony Reyes (STL) vs Justin Verlander (DET)
  2. Jeff Weaver (STL) vs Kenny Rogers (DET)
  3. Nate Robertson (DET) vs Chris Carpenter (STL)
  4. Jeremy Bonderman (DET) vs Jeff Suppan (STL)
  5. If Necessary, TBA
  6. If Necessary, TBA
  7. If Necessary, TBA

My prediction: Tigers in 6

Let me know what you think.