- Yunel Escobar, SS
- Kelly Johnson, 2B
- Chipper Jones, 3B
- Mark Teixeira, 1B
- Jeff Francoeur, RF
- Brian McCann, C
- Gregor Blanco, CF
- Josh Anderson, LF
- Jimmy Rollins, SS
- Shane Victorino, CF
- Chase Utley, 2B
- Ryan Howard, 1B
- Pat Burrel, LF
- Geoff Jenkins, RF
- Pedro Feliz, 3B
- Chris Coste, C
Hudson is a true ace, and is tough to beat. Jamie Moyer can befuddle a team, but is very hittable.
Game 1 X factor: If Bobby Cox starts Omar Infante over Kelly Johnson, I'll probably throw a fit. The team is much better with KJ in there.
(no probable lineup shifts from game 1)
This one is very close. Kendrick is solid, but Reyes has pitched like a new man in his last 2 starts. Against a fairly lefty heavy lineup, I like his chances. I
Game 2 X factor: Can Reyes get Howard out? Ryan really hurt him in his last start vs the Phillies.
(no probable lineup changes from games 1 & 2)
Jorge Campillo has done a great job for the Braves, but I don't trust him yet. Eaton is an okay pitcher.
Game 3 X factor: Adam Eaton. Eaton seems like a Jeckel and Hyde type from my point of view, and if he's not on, this one could go to the Braves.
Series X factor: The Braves have been almost unbeatable at home, while very vulnerable on the road. The Phillies are one of the few teams that have an above .500 road record. Which trend holds up?
Series advantage: Braves
I fully expect 2/3, and a sweep could happen. Missing Hamels is key, that dude is lights out. Hudson vs Moyer should net a W, and the Braves by all rights should take one of the next two games.