Predicting How Final MLB Playoff Race Weekend Will Play Out

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Predicting How Final MLB Playoff Race Weekend Will Play Out
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Andrew McCutchen and the playoff-bound Pirates wrap up with a huge series against the Reds.

Three days. American League Wild Card still up for grabs. One division still up for grabs. Seeding still a mystery.

Welcome to the final weekend of Major League Baseball's regular season, where there is much work left to be done and the baseball gods are sure to be up to some mischief.

For now, what the baseball gods desire are predictions to laugh and poke fun at. They're a contemptible bunch, but they must be appeased.

Since there are 11 teams in the postseason mix and only two of them will be going head-to-head in the season's final weekend, we're looking at 10 individual series (some of which got underway on Thursday night) that will determine the structure of the MLB playoffs. The name of the game is to go through them one by one and take a whack at projecting how they'll turn out.

Let's fire it up.

 

Note: Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs. Pitching probables courtesy of MLB.com.

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