Originally Posted by Homer Bailey
My reasoning is that it seems the Phillies will have the starting pitcher advantage in every single game, and we have a much better chance of beating them the smaller the sample size.
My reasoning is as follows:
1) They are lined up to pitch one of their top 3 guys in every game in a 5 game series. Might not happen in the next rd. Depending on how the NLDS falls, that isn't a guarantee in the NLCS. Blanton could be a player in the NLCS which would scare the hell out of the Philly fan base.
2) Lose the first 2 in Philly in the NLDS and you are in serious trouble. Not as much so in the NLCS.
3) Anything can happen, as we know, and maybe SF could take out Philly in the first rd with their pitching.
Why I'd rather they play Philly? I live in Jersey.