The Giants vs. Phillies series continues with 2010 NLCS Game 2 on Sunday night. East Coast viewers will get to see this one in primetime, as the game has an 8:19 p.m. ET start time. That might frustrate the Sunday night Fox viewers who had been hoping for their regularly schedule animated programs, but to baseball fans, this is a great series in the making. Game 1 went to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night, as Tim Lincecum led his team to victory over Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies. Now they are back for Game 2 tonight, and two more great starters take to the mound.
The NLCS Game 2 starters are going to be Roy Oswalt for the Phillies and Jonathan Sanchez for the Giants. Sanchez was moved up in the rotation after he performed so well in the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves, and that pushed Matt Cain back to a Game 3 start. Sanchez lasted into the eighth inning of his NLDS start, giving up just two hits and one walk while striking out 11. He was looking really good, much better than Oswalt looked against the Cincinnati Reds, and that is exactly what the Giants and their fans will be hoping to see again on Sunday night.
Game 1 ended with San Francisco winning 4-3, showing just how close these games are going to be throughout the series. The pitching staffs of both teams are unmatched by any other team in baseball, and that means every run will be at a high premium. The scoring on Sunday night isn’t expected to be more extensive than Saturday’s game, and with two more pitchers that can shut the door taking the mound, we could see even fewer hits. You will remember that Jonathan Sanchez already pitched a perfect game in the 2010 regular season, so it shows how well he can pitch when he is on his game.
Game 2 of the 2010 NLCS is taking place in Philadelphia, as the Phillies had clinched home field advantage through the entire postseason. Games 3, 4, and 5 will all be played in San Francisco, making Sunday night’s game almost a must-win for the Phillies if they won’t want to play themselves out of this series. The Philadelphia vs. San Francisco series has already started out with a lot of excitement, and it is going to be interesting to see where the two teams take us from here. Game 2 begins at 5:19 p.m. PT (8:19 p.m. ET) on Sunday night, and it is bound to be as interesting as Sunday night football.
2010 National League Championship Schedule
Game 1: Saturday, October 16 @ Philadelphia (FOX)
Game 2: Sunday, October 17 @ Philadelphia (FOX)
Game 3: Tuesday, October 19 @ San Francisco (FOX)
Game 4: Wednesday, October 20 @ San Francisco (FOX)
Game 5: Thursday, October 21 @ San Francisco (FOX)
Game 6: Saturday, October 23 @ Philadelphia (FOX)
Game 7: Sunday, October 24 @ Philadelphia (FOX)