The Los Angeles Dodgers

Charlie McNeil, Sports Reporter

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the best team in the MLB this year and will prevail in six games over the Houston Astros who are far inferior to the dominant pitching, powerful bats, and superior coaching of the LA Dodgers.

The biggest reason that the Dodgers will win the World Series this year is because of the dominant pitching all throughout their rotation. This starts with the best pitcher in baseball Clayton Kershaw,  who has two wins and no losses this postseason adding to his 18 wins in the regular season.

He is backed up by mid-season addition, pitcher Yu Darvish, who also has two wins in the postseason, and Rich Hill, who has had a breakout year as the Dodgers’ third pitcher and only allowed one run in his last pitching appearance.

Compare that to the Houston Astros, who had a half decent American League Championship Series and recovered just in time to barely beat the Yankees. During the series the Astros only won games at home and during the games at Yankee Stadium were outscored 19-5.

The Yankees hit well off of every section of the Astros’ pitching rotation, including their star pitcher Dallas Keuchel and their closer, Ken Giles. If the below average hitting of the Yankees can hit well off the Astros, it will be easy for the dominant hitting of the Dodgers to do so as well.

The hitting portion of the Dodger lineup is far superior to the Astros’ lineup which floundered in the games at Yankee stadium, compared to the all around good play from the Dodgers not only at Dodger Stadium, but at Wrigley Field as well.

Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner, Chris Taylor, and Yasiel Puig have all had a breakout postseason and together combined for 26 RBI’s, eight home runs, and and 24 runs. The Astros can’t muster the offense that is produced by the Dodgers, especially with their awful record on the road in the last series.

The coaching staff of the Dodgers is far more experienced and well coordinated than the Astros coaches. Dave Roberts, the head of the Dodgers coaching staff, has been to multiple postseasons, including a World Series with the Boston Red Sox.

On the Astros, AJ Hinch has only been to one postseason series besides this one, which he lost. Dave Roberts has more experience and knows how a postseason team can improve themselves during the playoffs, which can’t be said for AJ Hinch.

There is no way the Astros are going to win the World Series this year, the Dodgers have way too many good hitters and their pitchers are the best in the MLB.

The Dodgers will win in six games and bring home yet another world series trophy to add to their collection.