The 2008 NLCS Begins Tonight
Tonight the Los Angeles Dodgers travel to Philadelphia's Citizen Bank Park for Game 1 of the 2008 National League Championship Series against the Phillies. Both starters, Derek Lowe and Cole Hamels pitched outstanding in their respective NLDS openers against the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers.
The keys to the series for the Phillies will be shutting down Manny Ramirez. For the Dodgers, keep an eye on Chase Utley. Both staffs received excellent pitching performances. Neither the Cubs nor Brewers were able to generate any offense during the first round.
Though a difficult choice, I think the Phillies will win the series in six games to advance to their first World Series since 1993.