The entire MLB Playoff is set after the Philadelphia Phillies ended their 11-year drought with a victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night.
The Phillies hadn’t made it to the post-season in 11 years, while the Seattle Mariners waited 21 years between playoff games.
Both belong to a 12-team post-season squad in 2022, and there is no cover fee.
On Monday, Philadelphia defeated the #1 seeded Astros in the MLS punch their ticket. The Milwaukee Brewers helped matters over the weekend, losing to the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Philadelphia has a strong offensive, but defensive and blackboard flaws. Strength can only take you so far, but for Philly baseball fans, showing up in the playoff is a win in itself. From now on, anything else is the cherry on top of the sundae.
MLB Match Bracket
The MLB 12 playoff teams are as follows:
- Houston Astros
- New York Yankees
- Cleveland Guardians
- Toronto Blue Jays
- Seattle Mariners
- Tampa Bay Rays
- Los Angeles Dodgers
- Atlanta Braves
- St. Louis Cardinals
- New York Mets
- San Diego Padres
- Philadelphia Phyllis
The MLB Playoff schedule swings as follows:
AL Wild Card Series
- No. 1 Astros, No. 2 Yankees are waiting at ALDS
- No. 3 Guardians vs. No. 6 Rais
- No. 4 Blue Jays vs No. 5 Mariners
Wild NL Cards Series
- Dodgers #1, Braves #2 await in the NLDS
- No. 3 Cardinals vs No. 6 Phyllis
- No. 4 Mets vs No. 5 Padres
Velez’s bold predictions: How far can they go?
The Phillies lineup is as strong as any featured lineup, with the likes of Bryce Harper, Rhys Hoskins, Nick Castellanos, Kyle Schwarber and JT Realmoto. The spin has some capable weapons, including Aaron Nola and Zach Wheeler.
There are some question marks at the Philadelphia stadium, with Brad Hand and Corey Nebel on the injured list.