10.14: Mychael Urban's NLCS Matchups to Watch
CSNBayArea.com's MLB Insider Mychael Urban joins Henry Wofford with his key matchups for the upcoming series.
-- I admit I'm one of those guys I want the game to start right now and I think it helped me get through this long layoff. Except your articles on this and -- dot com their way to cover the orange and black. And you just posted a story on the three keys to the NLCS what is your most importantly. Well I think a lot of people are gonna look at the series and say the key matchups are on the mound and that's what everyone's going to be talking about three great starters for both teams but I think they're some other matchups that are -- -- ultimately determine the outcome. One of on this the Giants against small ball this is about I think they're going to be waging on two fronts first of all the Giants against their inability to play small ball. Runs are at a premium in the playoffs the Giants haven't done a very good job of manufacturing runs were the Phillies they have such balance they've got speed they've got back control. They've got power they can manufacture runs in a bunch of different ways they also have some guys who can steal bags so expect Buster Posey. -- very busy man because giant pitchers in general don't -- a great job controlling the running game speaking of pitching your second team. There's a couple of guys in the bullpen dead -- a couple of relievers left handed relievers because you have a couple of big left handed bats Chase Utley. And Ryan Howard everybody knows they're the superstars the all stars the sluggers. Yet to lefties Javier Lopez and have felt Jeremy -- we know they're going to be on the roster they might even add Dan runs -- But these are gonna be late game matchup that you're gonna see they back next to each other do Utley and Howard so you're gonna get to see those two guys. Go against the Giants top left and relievers and Javier Lopez's communal getting the first call -- McClain was very. Interesting we're not gonna talk about it because you've got to go to see if skid Bay Area dot com. Michael Irvin flying out the Philadelphia on Friday it will have the coverage the -- coverage that is that you -- won the Giants great work thanks Hendrick.