MLB 2022 Playoffs Weekly Preview - Week 2

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Summary

The Major League Baseball playoffs have concluded with the first week of action in the wild card rounds in both the National and American League.

All the teams involved in the hunt for a World Series have kicked up the gears into a different level and they now find themselves in one of the first true tests of their will.

The Divisional Series is set to get underway and only a few teams will remain after this round of games.

Coming from the high of winning a wild card series can be both a damaging and positive effect for those who have just come up into the AL and NLDS.

There are veteran teams and there are young teams, experience will be a hugely determining factor as we get to see which teams get the advance into the Championship Series of their respective conferences.

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Analysis

Cleveland Guardians @ New York Yankees - Game 1 - Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

There isn’t much in the world that the Guardians can do wrong now.

The AL Central menaces have been putting in work all season long and it has often gone unnoticed.

There is a bunch of talent that has flown under the radar, and a ton of great pitching performances that the league is about to see this October.

Cleveland fans know what their team is worth and how big of an accomplishment it is to get to this point.

Without your conventional superstars crowding the box, the Guardians have found a way to formulate winning baseball in more ways than one.

Whether it’s the next man up approach or the ability to dish out clutch pitches in due time, there is always something to be happy about with the Guardians way of life.

They will have a tough one on their hands this week but are going to be more than up for the challenge against the Bronx Bombers.

Aaron Judge and his squad are looking to take the Yankees all the way in 2022 and there is going to be a rough path to get to the end goal.

Nevertheless, the Yankees believe they are still one of the premier contenders to win the Pennant and WS after a shaky end to their regular season.

Consistency level between the offense and pitching staff was never on par with one another throughout the whole post-all-star break, and they only regained some of their mojo towards the very end.

Aaron Judge makes life easier for the Yanks, although, and having his MVP caliber bat in the line-up will always be a huge plus no matter what situation.

Conclusion - The Guardians to upset in game 1 at the Bronx, take their money line and the under on total runs!

Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves - Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

The Phillies and Braves are set to make another NL clash in the playoffs in 2022 and fans of both sides will be more than eager to get this series underway.

The Phillies have gained momentum at just the right time and will be looking to continue their improbable run at the Braves home turf.

The reigning and defending WS Champions are one of the best teams in baseball for another season and their magic spunk is clearly still visible.

Both these teams have been impressive on the pitching end of the count, but their offenses can become cold at random times.

The Braves have the more consistent bunch of the two, so look for them to score early and control the lead.

Conclusion - Braves money line and the spread for their game two at home in Atlanta!

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