Astros overcome Yankees to reach World Series, LCS results

October 21, 2017

Jose Altuve, centre, helped lead the Houston Astros to their second World Series with a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the ALCS Saturday. (Elsa/Getty Images)

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! League Championship Series.pdf

Series ended Saturday:
HOU 4 NYY 3
5 players had series winner correct
1 player (John Woycheshin) had series score correct

Wes and John Woycheshin will enter the World Series dead even after their near-perfect performances in the League Championship Series round. Wes and John earned nearly all points available, including the bonus points for having both series correct (along with Ed) and for having one series correctly predicted each.

Overall (200)
1 Wes Zetaruk 135
John Woycheshin 135
3 Ed Mick 121
4 Michael Poplawski 108
5 John Lo 88
League Championship Series (100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 96 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-1
John Woycheshin 96 HOU 4-3 LAD 4-2
3 Ed Mick 82 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-2
4 Michael Poplawski 36 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2
John Lo 36 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2
Division Series (100)
1 Michael Poplawski 72
2 John Lo 52
3 Wes Zetaruk 39
John Woycheshin 39
Ed Mick 39

 

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Astros return home, set up ALCS Game 7 Saturday

October 20, 2017

Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 with a 7-1 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night.

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! League Championship Series 10-20.pdf

Overall (200)
1 Wes Zetaruk 111
2 John Woycheshin 101
3 Ed Mick 97
4 Michael Poplawski 84
5 John Lo 64
League Championship Series (100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 72 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-1
2 John Woycheshin 62 HOU 4-3 LAD 4-2
3 Ed Mick 58 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-2
4 Michael Poplawski 12 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2
John Lo 12 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2

 


Dodgers on their way to World Series, seal series in lopsided Game 5

October 19, 2017

Enrique Hernandez (14) of the Dodgers celebrates his grand slam with teammates during Los Angeles’ 11-1 win over the Chicago Cubs in Game 5 to advance to the World Series. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! League Championship Series 10-19.pdf

Series ended Thursday:
LAD 4 CHI 1
3 players had series winner correct
1 player (Wes) had series score correct

Overall (200)
1 Wes Zetaruk 107
2 John Woycheshin 97
3 Ed Mick 93
4 Michael Poplawski 80
5 John Lo 60
League Championship Series (100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 68 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-1
2 John Woycheshin 58 HOU 4-3 LAD 4-2
3 Ed Mick 54 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-2
4 Michael Poplawski 8 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2
John Lo 8 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2

 


Matchday 3: Five clubs still perfect, Atlético and Dortmund in trouble

October 19, 2017

Lionel Messi scored his 100th goal in European competition in Barcelona’s 3-1 win, Paris Saint-Germain continued its hot streak in the Champions League and Atletico Madrid could be in trouble after a draw in Azerbaijan.

For download: UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2017-18 Group Stage Matchday 3.pdf

Group Stage
     
1 Pedro Oliveira 52
2 Casey Farrell 48
3 Evan Howatson 44
4 Wes Zetaruk 38
5 Kay Otani 30
6 Doug Wansbrough 28
Joel Palmer 28
John Woycheshin 28
9 Michael Poplawski 26
10 Steffen Warias 22
11 John Lo 16

 

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Yankees turn tables at home, Cubs stay alive

October 18, 2017

New York starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka reacts after striking out Houston’s Josh Reddick during the Yankees’ 5-0 win in Game 5 of the ALCS on Wednesday. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press)

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! League Championship Series 10-18.pdf

Overall (200)
1 Wes Zetaruk 103
John Woycheshin 103
3 Ed Mick 99
4 Michael Poplawski 94
5 John Lo 74
League Championship Series (100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 64 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-1
John Woycheshin 64 HOU 4-3 LAD 4-2
3 Ed Mick 60 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-2
4 Michael Poplawski 22 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2
John Lo 22 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2

 

 


Yankees draw level, Dodgers poised to sweep

October 17, 2017

New York’s Aaron Judge hits an RBI double during the eighth inning of the Yankees’ 6-4 win over the Astros, evening the ALCS at 2-2. (Kathy Willens/The Associated Press)

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! League Championship Series 10-17.pdf

Overall (200)
1 Wes Zetaruk 103
2 Ed Mick 99
3 John Woycheshin 95
4 Michael Poplawski 94
5 John Lo 74
League Championship Series (100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 64 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-1
2 Ed Mick 60 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-2
3 John Woycheshin 56 HOU 4-3 LAD 4-2
4 Michael Poplawski 22 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2
John Lo 22 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2

 

 


Judge, Yankees answer in Game 3

October 16, 2017

Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and a made pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the Yankees over the Houston Astros 8-1 Monday night and cutting New York’s deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series.

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! League Championship Series 10-16.pdf

Overall (200)
1 Wes Zetaruk 115
2 Michael Poplawski 114
3 Ed Mick 111
4 John Woycheshin 107
5 John Lo 94
League Championship Series (100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 76 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-1
2 Ed Mick 72 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-2
3 John Woycheshin 68 HOU 4-3 LAD 4-2
4 Michael Poplawski 42 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2
John Lo 42 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2

 


Justin Turner’s Walkoff Homer gives Dodgers 2-0 lead

October 15, 2017

Justin Turner hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series.

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! League Championship Series 10-15.pdf

Overall (200)
1 Wes Zetaruk 111
2 Michael Poplawski 110
3 Ed Mick 107
4 John Woycheshin 103
5 John Lo 90
League Championship Series (100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 72 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-1
2 Ed Mick 68 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-2
3 John Woycheshin 64 HOU 4-3 LAD 4-2
4 Michael Poplawski 38 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2
John Lo 38 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2

 


Astros race to 2-0 lead, Dodgers put together comeback win

October 14, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig watches his home run against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning of Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday. ( Mark J. Terrill/The Associated Press)

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! League Championship Series 10-14.pdf

Overall (200)
1 Wes Zetaruk 107
2 Michael Poplawski 106
3 Ed Mick 103
4 John Woycheshin 99
5 John Lo 86
League Championship Series (100)
1 Wes Zetaruk 68 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-1
2 Ed Mick 64 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-2
3 John Woycheshin 60 HOU 4-3 LAD 4-2
4 Michael Poplawski 34 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2
John Lo 34 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2


 


Keuchel on fire as Astros strike first

October 13, 2017

Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel pitched seven scoreless innings to lead his team to a 2-1 Game 1 victory over the New York Yankees in the ALCS. (David J. Phillip/The Associated Press)

For download: 2017 MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! League Championship Series 10-13.pdf

Overall (200)
1 Michael Poplawski 112
2 John Lo 92
3 Wes Zetaruk 79
John Woycheshin 79
Ed Mick 79
League Championship Series (100)
1 Michael Poplawski 40 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2
John Lo 40 HOU 4-2 CHC 4-2
Wes Zetaruk 40 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-1
John Woycheshin 40 HOU 4-3 LAD 4-2
Ed Mick 40 HOU 4-2 LAD 4-2