Looking Ahead to the NLCSI 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.