MLB.com editor Matthew Leach joined The Hollywood Casino Press Box on Monday to preview Major League Baseball’s final week of the regular season.
Listen to the interview and read a couple excerpts below (starts at about the 4-minute mark):
Out of the teams competing for the two NL Wild Card spots, who do you think has the edge?
“I think just eyeballing it, I think the schedules are fairly similar (between the Giants and the Cardinals). If I had to go to one thing…the thing that scares me if I’m a Cardinals fan, is the Giants go (Matt Moore, Jeff Samardjzia, probably Cueto, then Bumgarner, then probably Moore on Sunday). I feel a lot better about that for the Giants than the Cardinals have. I think I’d rather be the Giants with two struggling offenses just because they have to like who they have starting on the mound every single day.”
On the Cardinals offense:
“You can win by scoring a lot of runs, too. And the Cardinals have more offense than the Giants have. And they’re not exactly facing two of the dominant starting rotations over this week.”