Did anyone outside of New York and Philadelphia really want to see the Yankees and the Phillies in the World Series baseball lines competition this year?
A rematch of last fall’s World Series would have been about as interesting of a prospect as watching grass grow.
But after an impressive NLCS win by the San Francisco Giants and a convincing ALCS win by the Texas Rangers baseball lines fans needn’t worry themselves about a rematch of the 2009 Series that nobody wanted. Instead, the two best and the two most exciting teams made the World Series this year and the real winners will be the fans.
San Fran is a great baseball city with a fantastic ballpark and one of the scrappiest teams in the baseball odds competition. This team has pint-sized pitching ace, a bearded Wildman in the bullpen and starting lineup composed of players that for the most part can’t keep their batting average above their weight.
Be that as it may this team is now the National League Champion and trying to bring the Giants’ franchise its first World Series title since moving west from Brooklyn five decades ago.
The Rangers on the other hand are even more of novice to post season success as before the 2010 baseball odds action this team had never even won a playoff series. But they got on the books in style knocking the Tampa Bay Rays, arguably the best team in baseball, and then booted the Yankees from the post season in a masterful 6-game series.
Right now the Rangers bats are red hot as the first 5 batters in the lineup all batted over .300 in the ALCS and the team averaged more than 6 runs per game. That is going to be a very difficult lineup to shut down but if anyone can do it, it’s the Giants.
Led by reigning Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Jonathan Sanchez, this starting rotation has been as good as any in the post season this year. The Rangers haven’t’ seen a staff like this yet in the AL playoffs and this World Series baseball lines matchup should be as good as any we’ve seen in years.