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Cubs vs. Mets: Chicago's hot hitters battle New York's talented pitchers
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Cubs vs. Mets: Chicago's hot hitters battle New York's talented pitchers
SI Staff
Friday October 16th, 2015

Only four teams remain alive in the hunt for a World Series: the Mets, Cubs, Blue Jays and Royals. But which two will emerge victorious from the American League and National League Championship Series to claim the pennants and play in the Fall Classic?

On this week's edition of The Strike Zone podcast, hosts Stephen Cannella and Ted Keith break down each AL and NL matchup, going deep on each team's lineup, rotation, bullpen and Division Series results. Stephen and Ted start with the AL, where they first reflect on Toronto's dramatic path to the ALCS and dive into whether the team's dynamic offense can overcome Kansas City's playoff experience and brilliant bullpen as the Royals try to defend their league title.

Then it's off to the Senior Circuit, where Ted and Stephen close the book on the Dodgers and discuss their NLDS Game 5 loss before previewing a Cubs-Mets matchup that has the whole baseball world buzzing. Can New York's sterling starters keep Chicago's power-heavy lineup at bay, or will the Cubs be making their first trip to the World Series since 1945? Finally, Stephen and Ted give their picks and predictions for each series.

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