Neither manager would commit to their Game 1 starter, but it is highly likely that Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum will share the mound when the NLCS gets underway Saturday night on Fox.
Game 1: Giants at Phillies, Saturday, 7:57 p.m.
Game 2: Giants at Phillies, Sunday, 8:19 p.m.
Game 3: Phillies at Giants, Tuesday, 4:19 p.m.
Game 4: Phillies at Giants, Wednesday, 7:57 p.m.
Game 5: Phillies at Giants, Thursday, 7:57 p.m.
Game 6: Giants at Phils, Sat., 3:57/7:57 if AL is over)
Game 7: Giants at Phillies, Sunday, 7:57 p.m.
Phillies 8, Pirates 2: While the Phillies were tuning up with a seven-inning simulated game at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, Beerleaguer decided to run a simulated game of its own, pitting the Phillies' bench and a dream team of Beerleaguer All-Stars against the 2010 Pirates using the online simulation engine at whatifsports.com. Kyle Kendrick turned in four strong innings of two-hit ball, but was inexplicably pulled for Robinson Tejeda, who took the win despite 1 2-3 shaky innings. The faux Phils put up a crooked number in the fourth thanks to a two-run homer by Greg Dobbs and a Wilson Valdez sac fly. Valdez would add a two-run shot of his own in the sixth, finishing the day 3-for-5 with 4 RBIs. Despite notching 10 hits, the Pirates managed just two runs, incluidng a Ryan Doumit solo homer off Rudy Seanez to start the ninth. View the game summary and box score here. - Matt Grassie