Friday, October 8th, 2010

Looking Ahead to the NLCS

I hate to look too far ahead, but I don't think the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves are going to be in the playoffs much longer. The Philadelphia Phillies just completed a come-from-behind win against the Reds in Philadelphia. The San Francisco Giants are currently beating the Braves. The Phillies lead their series 2-0, and a Giants win will also give them a 2-0 lead. Remember, these series are best-of-five, so the first team to three wins advances.

Assuming the series continue along their current courses, the National League Championship Series should be exciting. Both the Phillies and Giants have given stellar pitching performances. Of course, Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter in Game 1 against the Reds. Tim Lincecum pitched a 14 strikeout gem in Game 1 against the Braves. I still predicted the Phillies to advance to the World Series, but the Giants could give them a run for their money.

!   Friday, October 8, 2010
Both games last night had incredible come-from-behind wins. The Reds had a 4-0 lead only to give up seven runs. The Giants also had a 4-0 lead only to lose the game 5-4 in 11 innings.
Bill Pearch   Saturday, October 9, 2010
If the Braves can scrape together another couple of victories, I think the NLCS will be much more fun than with the Giants and their one or two-hit games. No team has more come-from-behind victories this year than the Braves.
But neither team has a chance against the Phillies; they seem to be in another league during this stretch.
bob   Saturday, October 9, 2010
I agree that the Phillies are still the favorite. I wouldn't mind the NLCS being between the Braves and Phillies. It'll be a good NL East matchup.
Bill Pearch   Saturday, October 9, 2010
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