MLB 2022 Playoffs Weekly Preview - Week 1

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Summary

The stage is set for the MLB Playoffs and 2022 looks to be one of the most entertaining seasons in recent memory.

If it’s anything to go by, we have a huge set of series on our hands and each one will have its own dramatic storylines.

Major League Baseball has had a long history of entertaining clashes in the playoffs and this year will be no different.

The top twelve teams in the league will square off against one another in a battle to secure the world series title, and a championship to their respective franchises.

The road to get here was easy for some, but mostly rough for the rest of the field.

Blood, sweat, and tears were put in to get to this point and they finally get to reap the rewards in October.

Of all the teams within the twelve, the Dodgers and Astros look to be the most complete in their respective conferences.

What could be another rematch of the 2017 World Series, fans are predicting the same to happen in 2022.

They are not locks to be in the WS, although, and baseball always has a couple of twists and turns along the way.

Stake.com has every single playoff game available to bet and watch on our sportsbook, so hurry on over and join in on the action now!

Analysis

San Diego Padres @ New York Mets - Friday, October 7th, 2022

The San Diego Padres have pulled through in a season full of uncertainty with a few games left to spare.

AJ Preller and his magician moves at the deadline which included gaining Juan Soto, finally has something to measure his success with.

Although the absence of star MVP-candidate Fernando Tatis Jr. is big, there is still a ton of hope for the Padres.

Their pitching staff and bullpen have been clutch as of late, and the top three starters have been pitching lights out. In order to advance, the Padres will need to rely on their pitching to make sure they are within striking distance, and offensively, strike when the time is right.

Manny Machado and company are some of the hottest hitters in all of the sport at the moment, which should help them as well.

New York Mets fans have had a painful September of baseball.

The Mets, who held a huge eleven game division lead at one point, are now finding themselves in the wild card series after an embarrassing choke to the Atlanta Braves towards this latter half of the season.

Everything the Mets did this offseason is slowly turning into dust, and they now must find their way out of a tricky three game series in order to even get to the NLDS.

Like the Padres, their strengths rely on the pitching staff. They do have the more talented squad out of the two, but mentality will be the biggest test here.

Conclusion - Take the Padres in a surprise upset for the game one NLWC series at the Big Apple this Friday.

Seattle Mariners @ Toronto Blue Jays - Friday, October 7th, 2022

Both the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays are set to take the stage in the AL wild card stage and battle for a spot in the next round.

Seattle has had an insane season and wild road to get to this point, and they are enjoying a spot in the playoffs for the first time in about a decade or so.

The Mariners have a very flamboyant squad and will never back down from another team’s roster.

On the flip side, the Toronto Blue Jays are feeling relieved with their form heading into the postseason.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and company will be eager to break the mold and bring restoration to the Toronto playoff life in the MLB.

Using Jose Bautista as a distant memory, this series will encompass a ton of action and drama in such a short amount of time.

Conclusion - Take the Blue Jays ML in game one on stake.com sportsbook this Friday!

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