#1 Dover vs. #5 Buffalo
Offense: Dover – first team to score over 1,000 runs since Toronto Season 23.
Pitching: Dover – They have JJ and a stronger starting staff.
Defense: Push – No one that really stands out besides Easley at 2B.
Outlook: Dover wins in 5.
#2 Toronto vs. #6 Montreal
Offense: Toronto – MVP favorite Albert Diaz has Toronto running on all cylinders
Pitching: Toronto – Riccardi for Cy Young? Nope, a distant 2nd.
Defense: Toronto – Best +/- plays in all of Hometown
Outlook: Toronto wins in 4.
#1 Madison vs. #5 Scranton
Offense: Madison – over 100+ more runs scored than #2 Scranton.
Pitching: Push – 2nd and 3rd ERA in NL. MAD struck out more batters, SWB walked fewer
Defense: Madison – 2 GGs up the middle
Outlook: Madison wins in 5.
#2 Pawtucket vs. #6 Huntington
Offense: Push – similar numbers, similar MVP candidates
Pitching: Pawtucket – allowed more than .5 runs less than Huntington
Defense: Push – more + plays for PAW, but HUN threw out over 40% would-be base stealers
Outlook: Pawtucket wins in 4. Pitching is too good.