Westmont’s mixed predictions for the MLB season

Alexis Mitchell, Staff Writer

Towards the end of July of this year, many MLB fans were excited for the 2020 season to begin. The 60-game season would be dramatically different from previous years due to the many changes because of the pandemic. This year’s season consisted of about one-third of the usual games played, a five-month delay, and no fans in the stands.

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As we fast-forward to month two of this year’s MLB season, we are looking forward to the playoffs and, eventually, the World Series. This week, the final set of four wild-card games will be played on Friday, Oct. 2nd before the winners head into the Division Series. So far, the Tampa Bay Rays are the only team with a guaranteed spot after their 8-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. As we approach the beginning of the World Series, scheduled for the end of October, a few of our Warriors have predictions as to how this season may unfold. 

According to Chad Stoner, a third-year baseball player, the World Series will come down to the San Diego Padres and the New York Yankees. The Yankees will take on the Indians on Oct. 1st as they lead the series by one game. Following the Yankee match, the Padres will take on the Cardinals on Oct. 3rd with a single-game deficit. It will be interesting to see how these games unfold as Stoner predicts the Padres will take the entire Series. 

However, Ryan Desaegher, a Westmont baseball player, challenges Stoner’s prediction and thinks the World Series will come down to the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees. The Dodgers will compete against the Milwaukee Brewers later this week, which might be just as interesting as finding out whether Desaegher and Stoner will be correct about the Yankees making it to the World Series.

Last, but not least, there’s a visible common theme among the various predictions. According to Lorne Fishburn, a second-year golfer, the Yankees will compete against the Dodgers in the World Series. Although Fishburn agrees with Desaegher with regards to the final teams, they have opposing views on who will take it all. Fishburn predicts that the Yankees will win while Desaegher is rooting for the Dodgers. 

With the World Series creeping up on us as Halloween gets closer, who do you think will win?