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NLDS Game 2 – Philadelphia leads series 1-0
Friday, 6:05 p.m. EDT, Line: Philadelphia -190, Cincinnati +180 Total: 7
What can the Phillies do for an encore after watching Roy Halladay throw the 2nd no-hitter in postseason history? Roy Oswalt (13-13, 2.76 ERA) will take the mound looking to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead heading back to Cincinnati. Baseball betting lines.
Oswalt is a perfect 4-0 with a 3.63 ERA in his seven postseason starts, last pitching in the playoffs for the Astros in 2005. Despite his impressive postseason resume, Oswalt’s career record against the Reds is much more amazing. He is 23-3 with a 2.81 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in his 34 career appearances against the Reds.
Bronson Arroyo (17-10, 3.88 ERA) will be making his first postseason appearance since the 2005 ALDS. Overall he is 0-0 with a 7.41 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP in his 10 playoff appearances. Arroyo is 1-5 with a 5.54 ERA in eight career outings against the Phillies, including going 0-4 with an 8.10 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in his past four starts against them. Odds.
With such a huge pitching mismatch in terms of postseason career numbers, Philadelphia is looking very good to go up 2-0 in the series. Scores.
FoxSheets says: Play On – Any team (PHILADELPHIA) – in a playoff game, when leading in a playoff series. (54-23 over the last 5 seasons.) (70.1%, +34.2 units. Rating = 3*).