Game one of the World Series pits Cole Hamels against Scott Kazmir, 24-year-old left handers that can beat you with overpowering stuff, and with good pitching acumen.
Something tells me that Hamels will be tough to beat tonight, especially considering his postseason numbers to date (3-0, 1.23 ERA). Kazmir's 4.02 ERA in the postseason leaves something to be desired, although he's 1-0 against the Phils in his career, and he's tough against lefties. His .198 BAA from that side means he could neutralize Chase Utley and Ryan Howard.
I'm taking the Rays tonight, although it's hard to pick against Hamels.
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