MLB playoff preview (and the return of SEC football)
SEC football is back! And so is Chad Vautherine, here to break down the first weekend of SEC football with Jack! They also take a look at other college football games and stories from the weekend, and preview all eight Wild Card series of the 2020 MLB playoffs.
This year's playoffs are different. Due to Covid, Major League Baseball won't be having an AL Wild Card game or an NL Wild Card game. Instead, they have expanded the postseason to feature the top eight teams in each league, with 16 total postseason teams. There will be no first-round postseason byes. Each of the 16 postseason teams will compete in a best of three series for the right to advance to the Division Series. The top four postseason seeds in each league will host the entire series. There will be no road games in the Wild Card round for high seeds, and only road games for low seeds. All three games (if necessary) will be played on three consecutive days. After that, the Division Series will be played on a neutral site (either Texas or California) while teams remain quarantined in a "bubble"-like atmosphere.
Here are the American League and National League Wild Card Series matchups:
1 Tampa Bay Rays vs. 8 Toronto Blue Jays
4 Cleveland Indians vs. 5 New York Yankees
3 Minnesota Twins vs. 6 Houston Astros
2 Oakland A's vs. 7 Chicago White Sox
1 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. 8 Milwaukee Brewers
4 San Diego Padres vs. 5 St. Louis Cardinals
3 Chicago Cubs vs. 6 Miami Marlins
2 Atlanta Braves vs. 7 Cincinnati Reds
Who do Jack and Chad have moving on to the Division Series? How about the World Series? Listen in to hear their picks!
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