After the wild card duels to determine the teams that will play the postseason in Major League Baseball (MLB) 2021, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador issued its forecast. Appealing to a specific criterion, he assured thats Los Angeles Dodgers will win the National League title again, for which he placed them as one of the finalists in the World Series to be played in October.
Through your verified account of Twitter, the Mexican president published a photograph with the pitcher Julio Urías. In addition, in the message he wrote “Let’s see if I hit him again. There goes my pool ”and he assured that the two National League finalists will be the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers, although it ranked the Californian ninth as the favorite to take the pennant.
On the other hand, in the American league, assured that the finalists will be the Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays. Contrary to his forecast for last season, this time he placed the Texan team as a favorite. In that way predicted a Fall Classic fought between Dodgers and Astros, although he gave his confidence to the team where the players play Víctor González and Julio Urías.
After announcing the Dodgers as the candidates to maintain the MLB title this year, he assured that his pool “It is for the Mexicans Julio and Luis Urías, for Urquidy, Verdugo and the recently nationalized Arozarena, but also for Latinos who are the pepper of baseball, “he concluded.
The players named by López Obrador are part of the ranks of five different teams. Jose Urquidy defends the mound from Houston Astros, while Luis Urias has stood out as one of the best diamond players in the Milwaukee Brewers. Alex Verdugo plays the outfielder position in the Boston Red Sox, while Randy Arozarena prominently defends the camisole of the Tampa Bay Rays.
The case of the last player is special, because after having played and set records in the 2020 World Series, the born in Pinar del Río, Cuba, explicitly requested the help of the Mexican president to obtain Mexican nationality. After his time in national baseball, in a video he expressed his desire for defend the Tricolor camisole at the Olympics, as well as the World Baseball Classic.
In the first stage of direct classification, The eight finalist teams will collide and seek to win at least 4 games per series. The two winners in each League will access the final of their sector, where they will look for the first of the championships, as well as the ticket to the World Series.
The Houston Astros will be the first to see action when they host the Chicago White Sox. The second game will be between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox. Meanwhile, for the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers will honor the Atlanta Braves, while the San Francisco Giants to be visited by the Los Angeles Ninth at Oracle Park.
At the close of the regular season, the statistics favored the team of San Francisco, which finished as the team with the best statistic in all of MLB, followed by the Dodgers, as they also surpassed the rest of the classified teams, although they were below their zone rivals. Secondly, the Giants beat Los Angeles in direct gamesTherefore, Julio Urías’ team must fight against the odds to win a place in the National League final.