MLB Playoffs: Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers Are Best World Series Matchup
Both teams have powerful offenses, solid pitching and are equally good in fielding. They have been improving for the past couple of years and are finally making a big push for the World Series.
Here are five reasons why a Milwaukee Brewers vs. Texas Rangers series would be the best baseball matchup.
5. There Is Speed on Both Teams
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These two teams are filled with speedy baseball players.
For the Brewers, Rickie Weeks is extremely quick and smart on the basepaths. If the Brewers can get him on base and use the bats behind him in the lineup, the offense can really get it going.
Texas would come into this series with 143 stolen bases during the regular season. They ranked fifth in stolen bases and have five guys that have double-digit swipes on the year. Texas's offense can really get going if they can get some guys on base and move them around the diamond.
4. Good Young Pitching
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Both teams have solid pitching staffs.
The Brewers have young studs Zack Greinke and Yovani Gallardo. Milwaukee has a 3.63 team ERA and are ranked fifth overall in strikeouts.
The Rangers have staff ace C.J. Wilson, who is one of the most consistent pitchers in the game. Derek Holland has been a breakout player for the Rangers and could continue his success.
This pitching duel can be very entertaining to watch, and I would love to see Wilson vs. Greinke in a Game 7 pitching duel.
3. Power Hitters on Both Teams
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The Rangers have numerous players that can hit for power.
At the heart of their lineup sits Josh Hamilton, Nelson, Cruz and Adrian Beltre. All three of those guys have big power potential and can drive in runs.
The Brew Crew have a very good one-two punch with Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun.
Braun hit 33 homers and had a .332 batting average. Fielder hit 38 homers and had 120 RBI. This Brewers team has a lot of pop in their bats and could hang with the very dangerous Texas offense.
2. The Bullpens
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A very intriguing matchup would be between the offenses and the bullpens.
The Brewers' bullpen has a solid ERA and closer John Axford is 46 saves in 48 attempts. The bullpen also has veteran pitcher Francisco Rodriguez, who brings excitement and experience.
The Texas Rangers bullpen has been pretty solid all year long.
Opponents have a .240 batting average against them and sports a 1.25 WHIP average as a whole. They also have Neftali Feliz, who compiled 32 saves on the year.
This could be a great series if both bullpens are effective and can keep the game close so they can hand it over to the closers.
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The Texas Rangers offense is very dangerous. They have the perfect combination of power, speed and contact hitters.
The team led the majors in batting average and drove in 800 runs. Texas is looking to get another shot at a world championship and its offense is leading them to the promised land.
The Brewers have a pretty good offense of their own. They are led by speedy Rickie Weeks, power hitter Prince Fielder and arguably one of the best all-around hitters in Ryan Braun. They had over 180 home runs as a team and averaged .261 hitting as a team.
This would be an exciting series especially because of the offensive production and quality pitching. Both teams have the talent and are legitimate title contenders.