The Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals all reached the League Championship Series with dramatic wins in decisive fifth games. A round later, it looks like the Tigers and Texas Rangers are headed toward a seven-game thriller, and the Brewers and Cards might be as well.
The excitement of a season coming down to a single game is a great thing. Not only does it lend drama to every pitch of those contests, but the tantalizing possibility makes every game played leading up to it that much more thrilling. Every game could be the one that swings a series.
In that spirit then, read on for predictions on every game left in this tremendous 2011 season, from Game 5 of the NLCS Friday through to the close of the World Series.