NLCS: Why The Giants Can Give Philadelphia an Unexpected Scare

Casey KrouseContributor IOctober 12, 2010

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 11:  Cody Ross #13 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with Madison Bumgarner #40 after hitting a solo homer in the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves during Game Four of the NLDS of the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Turner Field on October 11, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The MLB postseason is the best time in baseball. One reason I like it is for the argument. The Phillies and there fans are not scared by the San Fran Giants. In fact they are getting a little cocky and that could kill them. Im listening to the radio and they're talking about how bad the Giants are and saying that they have all average players so the Phillies ill sweep.  Here are some things besides the cockiness that can kill the Phills.


1.  Tim Lincecum

Now I know that Roy Halladay pitched a no-hitter in the division seies and I have to give it to him, but there are more series' to come. They say it's going to be an easy one, but I think they're forgetting that Lincecum had fourteen strikeouts in his first outing which is a postseason record and it's not probable that the Giants will make as many errors as the Reds did. Let me say that I do not think that the Phillies have an amazing offense either so Timmy can win.


2.  Buster Posey

Buster Posey is arguabley the NL rookie of the year and is off to a pretty good postseason especially compared to other rookies like Hayward or Brooks Conrad who kind of cost the game against the Giants. The kid can hit and make some nice plays behind the plate which we saw in game one. He can also call an outstanding game which we also saw when he caught Lincecum.


3.  Already surprised people with the Divisoin title.

These guys have surprised us this year in th Nl west by somehow catching up to and passing the Dodgers, Rockies and Padres. I got to tell you I really did not think that this ballclub would even have a chance to win the wild card. I know that the Phils were the same btu its not that hard when you have the marlins, nationals and mets in the division plus the Braves were playing like crap.