After much anticipation, the MLB Playoffs begin tomorrow! Beginning at 3pm, we have 4 playoff games tomorrow! We also have 4 playoff games Wednesday, and a do-or-die Game 3 for any Wildcard Series that still need to be decided. The Divisional Round of the Playoffs begins on Saturday.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Playoffs as we get ready for an October to remember:
Team Playoff Rankings:
- Blue Jays
Teams with the most pressure on them:
They were embarrassed by the Phillies in the NLDS last year. After getting the bye last year, they didn’t seem ready to play. The Braves knew this would be a topic this year, and they played their regulars more down the stretch than they did last year. They know they need to show they’re more than a group of regular season warriors, and last year’s early exit is sure to fuel them this time around.
The Rangers made great strides as a team this year, but they made some moves to signify they believed they could compete for a World Series title. They traded stud prospect Luisangel Acuna for Max Scherzer, but Scherzer battled ineffectiveness before getting hurt late in the year. The Rangers have a tough road ahead of them and after leading the division for a large portion of the year, they’ll have to do it as a Wildcard team.
Players to Watch
Ronald Acuna Jr. RF – Braves
The young superstar had a remarkable season, with 40 home runs, 70 stolen bases, and tons of memorable highlights. Now he gets another chance at going for glory in October. He was on the 2021 Braves team that won it all, but he tore his ACL midway through the season and didn’t play in October. Fans will be excited to see what the likely MVP winner can do in October with the bright lights on.
Tyler Glasnow, SP – Rays
Tyler Glasnow has been a stud in the regular season in his career, but has struggled in the playoffs, with a 5.75 ERA in his career during the postseason. Tomorrow can go a long way to erasing his early postseason nightmares. The Rays had a great regular season, but no one will care if they suffer an early playoff exit to an inferior team. Glasnow is the ace of this team, and he will be under pressure to prove it to the world.