Post-season baseball—the time when every pitch and every inch matters. However, post-season baseball always hinges on pitching. Having a dependable ace or two to rely on in the post-season is usually what separates true contenders from the pretenders. To truly understand the nuances of a World Series Championship team, and MLB betting trends, you need to know it’s all about the pitching.
The Top Aces for This Post-Season
With several off-season and mid-season moves, the Nationals have amassed some of the best all-around pitching the league has seen. If they don’t win the NL East (they trail the Mets currently), they will be left out of the post-season. Make no mistake though: if the Nationals get in, and their pitching stays healthy, they have what it takes to win the World Series. With starters like Jordan Zimmerman, Max Shcerzer, Gio Gonzalez, and Stephen Strasburg, not to mention relief pitchers Drew Storen and Johnathan Pablebon, the Nationals could be a force to reckon with in the post-season.
More Aces Up the NL’s Sleeve
With the Dodgers currently holding the division lead over the Giants, teams will have to face the prospect of going up against the one-two punch of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. Greinke is having a ridiculous season with a microscopic 1.65 ERA, and an astounding 21 quality starts out of 23. Then there is two-time CY Young winner, Clayton Kershaw. After an un-Kershaw first half, he has been lights out since the all-star break and currently sits on a 2.39 ERA with 202 strike outs. With a great chance to make the post-season, the Dodgers are likely to lean heavily on these two aces. If you get a chance to make some free MLB daily picks down the stretch, remember these two teams and their stellar pitching.
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