Each morning during the playoffs, we'll attempt to answer some questions about the playoff games that absolutely nobody asked. This could be helpful and fun or this could be painful and uninformative. Either way, it's another listicle in the listicle-ful sportsblogosphere.
- Will today be the day we learn the starting rotations for the LCS teams? So far, we know that Derek Lowe and Cole Hamels will start Game One of the NLCS tomorrow night. We'll probably see Brett Myers take the mound for the Phils in Game Two. Past that point, it's a mystery. With Jon Lester pitching Monday night for the Red Sox, it's most likely he'll be pushed to Game Two or even Game Three, so he'd come up again in the rotation for Game Seven. The Rays have no true ace with Scott Kazmir struggling over the last month or so, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Kazmir pitch in the opener.
- Will any road teams win in the NLCS? Yesterday, I posed the same question about the ALCS, completely forgetting that the Phillies and the Dodgers split their eight head-to-head matchups this season, with each team winning four at home. However, Dodger Stadium and Citizens Bank Park don't have the same imposing cachet as the Trop or Fenway; there are no cowbells and there are no wonky outfield walls in either park. I wouldn't be surprised to see both teams win a road game.
- How annoyed will I get with every mention of past NLCS matchups between the Phillies and Dodgers? Very.
- Where will Corey Patterson be playing next year? I don't know but it ain't the Reds.
- How will Walkoff Walk fill the next two days of baseball blogging? With our postseason award posts, y'all.