2015 World Series: Toronto vs. Pittsburgh
So it all comes down to this. McCutchen’s Pirates and Bautista’s Blue Jays. Gerrit Cole vs. David Price in game one. Two franchises who have struggled so much over the last twenty years square off for the rights to be called champion.
The thought of Price and Cole dueling against each other twice in a World Series is scintillating. Both teams have similar staffs: one ace a piece followed by two or three good, but not great pitchers. The match-ups among the pitchers are pretty even.
The Blue Jay lineup has an advantage over any club, but the speed/power threat that can be found in the Pirates lineup is sure to make some noise.
Both teams have good bullpens, which become much more magnified in the playoffs. So, who has the advantage in this series. Where does the breakthrough come from?
Pitching wins championships. We see it every year. The Pirates had the second lowest team ERA in the majors, and that pitching, which has truly been a team effort between starters and relievers, will be enough to calm the relentless Toronto lineup. Andrew McCutchen and company finally give Pittsburgh its first world title since 1979.