The National League Championship Series is tied 1-1 as the teams head to San Francisco for an afternoon game in baseball wagering on Tuesday.
The Phillies got a dominant performance from Roy Oswalt in Game 2 and the MLB wagering outcome at SBG was never in doubt as Philadelphia won 6-1.
Oswalt stepped up big for the Phillies as they did not want to head to San Francisco down two games to none with the next three games there. Oswalt has been money in the postseason as he is unbeaten in his career. Oswalt has now won nine games in the postseason. The record for the most wins in the postseason without suffering a loss was set by Orel Hershiser who won his first 10 starts from 1985-1995.
Three in San Francisco – In the NLCS and in the ALCS the series are 2-3-2 which means the next three games of this series will be in San Francisco. The game on Tuesday is in the afternoon with Cole Hamels going for the Phillies while the Giants counter with Matt Cain. It is an excellent pitching matchup for Game 3.
Will the Giants Score? The problem for San Francisco is their offense. Other than Cody Ross, no one is doing anything. Remember that Ross pretty much won Game 1 with his home runs and he accounted for the only run in Game 2 with another home run. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said that he is going to make changes. Andres Torres struck out four times from the lead off spot. Torres is not the only problem though. The top four hitters for San Francisco are a combined 5 for 29 in the two games.
San Francisco-Philly Trends – With the series switching to San Francisco there are some trends to look at. The Phillies are 22-5 in their last 27 road games. The Phillies are 37-16 in their last 53 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Phillies are 5-1 in Hamels’ last 6 starts as a road favorite. The Phillies are 6-2 in Hamels’ last 8 starts vs. the Giants. The Phillies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco. The Giants are 7-2 in Cain’s last 9 home starts. The Over is 12-4-2 in the Phillies last 18 playoff games. The Under is 9-2 in Hamels’ last 11 road starts. The Under is 9-1-2 in the Giants last 12 games as a home underdog in baseball wagering. The Over is 5-1 in Cain’s last 6 home starts. The Over is 4-0 in Hamels’ last 4 road starts vs. the Giants.