Let's look at the two games:
- The Phillies over the Reds: This one should be easy. Oswalt should have no trouble beating Arroyo who doesn't have anything in his arsenal that should stop the Phillies offense. Can't see any other outcome.
- The Braves over the Giants: Matt Cain has been really good, but this pick is based on the fact that the Giants have a .616 OPS against power pitchers with only 137 runs scored in 113 games. Hanson is a power pitcher. But...he will need to come up big, throw strikes and dominate like he is capable of doing.