Playoff speculation

I was doing some planning for next weekend and began guessing what the most likely playoff game times would be for the Division Series.

First, you can find the entire playoff schedule here: playoff schedule
Now, for the basis of this prediction, we are going to assume that the Dodgers finish with the top record in the NL, followed by the Phillies, Cardinals and Rockies. Even if the Phillies top the Dodgers, the match-ups would be the same for the first round.
So in the NL, we would have Cardinals at Dodgers and Rockies at Phillies in Game 1.
In the American League, we will most likely have the Tigers at Yankees and the Red Sox at Angels in Game 1.  The Twins win today moved them to within two games of the Tigers with three games to play but we’re going to assume that the Tigers hold on. Actually, it doesn’t matter if the Twins or Tigers win because the game times wouldn’t change.
The one wrinkle for the first two days is that the Yankees can choose if they want their series to start on Wednesday or Thursday, making it a seven or eight day series. I am predicting that they will want the seven day series so that Verlander doesn’t have a chance to pitch game four on regular rest for the Tigers.
Now based on those four match-ups, and using the playoff schedule on MLB.com that I linked above, here is my guess for the game times for the Division Series:
Wednesday Oct 7 (all times eastern)
1 p.m. – Rockies at Phillies
4 p.m. – Cardinals at Dodgers
8 p.m. – Red Sox at Angels
Thursday Oct 8
1 p.m. – Rockies at Phillies
4 p.m. – Cardinals at Dodgers
8 p.m. – Tigers at Yankees
Friday Oct 9
5 p.m. – Tigers at Yankees
8 p.m. – Red Sox at Angels
Saturday Oct 10
5 p.m. – Phillies at Rockies
8 p.m. – Dodgers at Cardinals
Sunday Oct 11 (if both NL series are still going)
1 p.m. – Dodgers at Cardinals
4 p.m. – Yankees at Tigers
7 p.m. – Angels at Red Sox
10 p.m. – Phillies at Rockies
Monday Oct 12 (if both AL series go four games)
5 p.m. – Yankees at Tigers
8 p.m. – Angels at Red Sox
Tuesday Oct 13 (if both NL series go five games)
5 p.m. – Rockies at Phillies
8 p.m. – Cardinals at Dodgers
Wednesday Oct 14 (if both AL series go five games)
5 p.m. – Tigers at Yankees
8 p.m. – Red Sox at Angels
Now obviously this is just a guess and it could be totally wrong. But based on who I think TBS will choose which game, I think that it looks like a pretty good bet that at least most of these games will be correct.
Feel free to let me know what you think by either twittering me at http://www.twitter.com/bjrains or by emailing me at BJRains33@gmail.com
Have a good Thursday evening.
-B.J.
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