Well it’s October, and that can only mean one thing.  It’s time for playoff baseball.  The teams have been decided, and from the NL it’s the Phillies, Braves, Reds and Giants.  First round match-ups have been set, and the Phillies will first have to deal with defeating the NL Central champion Cincinnati Reds.  The Reds come into the series with a final regular season record of 91-71, a very good record, especially for a team that is in its first playoffs since 1995.  As for the Phillies, they come into the series with the MLB’s best record, an incredible 97-65.  The Phillies have the home field advantage in this series that starts on Wednesday.  Now let’s get down to the preview.

Pitching:  The Phillies come into the...

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