Pittsburgh comes into the series as the #1 seed. Despite losing ace SP Mark Post they managed to have the best record in the National League. They acquired SP Pedro Bennett to help get them by. Bennett came in and went 14-4 with Pittsburgh to end the season with 18 wins. Pittsburgh also relied on Closer Christopher Matthews to win the close ones..
Cleveland comes to the series boasting one of the top offenses in the NL led by 2B Abraham Inge which stepped up his game this season and had one of the best seasons of his career. Also LF Kevin Colin with his .419 OBP was huge as he scored 113 times. Cleveland and Pittsburgh will be a very hard fought series and could go 7. Whoever wins this series has to be the favorite in the World Series.