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2015 Baseball Playoff Information
Rangers vs Blue Jays
Texas won last ten Hamels starts (4-0, 3.21 last four); over is 5-0-1 in his last six.
Stroman is 4-0, 1.67 in four starts this season (over 2-2).
Rangers lost six of last nine games with Toronto (under 6-4-1 last 11); Texas is in the playoffs for first time since losing first AL Wild Card game in 2012- they’ve won five of last seven games overall (over 5-4-1 in last ten).
Blue Jays are in playoffs for first time since winning ’93 World Series; they lost five of last six games– over is 5-0-2 in their last seven games.
Astros vs Royals
Kazmir is 0-3, 7.00 in his last seven starts (over 2-0-1 last three).
Cueto is 2-1, 3.24 in his last four starts (over 8-2 in last ten).
Houston won eight of its last ten games to get here; this is Astros’ first postseason since 2005. Astros are 8-2 in last ten games with Royals (under is 5-1 in last six in series).
Kansas City lost Game 7 of World Series LY, its first playoff appearance since 1985; Royals won five of last six games overall (under 7-2 in last nine).
Cubs vs Cardinals
Lester is 2-2, 2.19 in his last five starts (under 3-1-1).
Lackey is 2-1, 1.80 in his last four starts (over 6-4 last ten).
Cubs won last nine games, allowing nine runs (under 8-2-1 last 11) they’re 6-3 in last nine games with St Louis (over 7-1-1). Chicago is in playoffs for first time since ’08. Joe Maddon was in playoffs with Rays four times in six years from ’08-’13.
St Louis is in playoffs for fifth year in row, 12th time in 16 years; they lost six of last nine games and got shut out in last three, at Atlanta (under 3-0 last three).
Mets vs Dodgers
de Grom is 2-1, 3.68 in his last four starts (over 6-2 last eight).
Kershaw is 2-0, 1.53 in his last three starts (over 2-0-1).
Mets are 5-3 in last eight games with LA (over 7-3 last ten). NY lost five of last six games, scoring two runs in last four games. Mets are in playoffs for first time since 2006, second time since ’00.
Dodgers are in playoffs for third year in row; they’ve won four games in row overall.