Rank 'Em: NLCS starting pitchers
Created: October 12, 2010, 10:11 AM
Where does Cole Hamels rank?
How do you size up the starting rotations for the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants in the NLCS?
The old axiom says you win with pitching in the postseason, but which team has the pitching edge between the Phillies and Giants? The Giants led MLB in ERA during the regular season, and the Phillies were close behind in sixth. Roy Halladay threw the first postseason no-hitter since Don Larsen; Tim Lincecum became the second pitcher to strike out 14 and allow two or fewer hits in a postseason shutout. In short, these teams aren't short on pitching.
How do you size up the balance of power between two great staffs?