The 2010 NCS Game 1 is tonight on Fox, as the Phillies vs. Giants series gets started. The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants are playing to decide which team will advance to the 2010 World Series, and this will be a best-of-seven series beginning on Saturday night. The start time for Game 1 is 4:30 p.m. PT (7:30 p.m. ET), with the game being played in Philadelphia. Game 2 will also be played in Philadelphia on Sunday night before the teams head to San Francisco for the next three games.
Game 1 of the 2010 NCLS could be one of the most anticipated match-ups we have see in a baseball playoff game in quite some time. Roy Halladay, who threw a no-hitter against the the Cincinnati Reds in the NLDS will go against Tim Lincecum, who threw a two-hit shutout while striking out 14 in their NLDS series against the Atlanta Braves. Now it is Halladay vs. Lincecum in what could turn out to be an epic game in baseball history. It really appears as though the first team the put a run or two on the board Saturday night is going to walk away with a Game 1 victory and a huge advantage in the series.
Both teams have great pitching staffs that they will use in the 2010 NLCS, and it means that every game will come down to which offense can break through. On paper, it seems that the Philadelphia Phillies have a huge advantage in that category, but anything can happen when we talk about baseball playoff games. National League baseball fans are about to be spoiled with some of the best pitchers in the game taking part not just in Game 1, but in Game 2 on Sunday as well. It all makes it important to for both teams to start off strong on Saturday night, and this could potentially be an extra inning game in order to find the Game 1 winner.
The Philadelphia Phillies are again the defending National League champions, and with home field advantage, it would seem that they are the favorites to win the 2010 National League Championship Series. San Francisco won the National League West on the final day of the season though, supported by a pitching staff that seemed almost unstoppable in the month of September. That continued against the Braves and now they are asked to stop the potent offense of Philadelphia, anchored by All Star first baseman Ryan Howard. The 2010 NLCS is here, and the National League couldn’t present a more competitive series on paper.