Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/21/12
The 2010 Reds stood little chance of beating the Phillies in the Division Series. The Phillies' rotation was simply too good. Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter in Game 1. The Reds made four errors and hit three batters in Game 2. Cole Hamels threw a five-hit shutout in Game 3 - and just like that, the team with the highest-scoring offense in the National League was eliminated. These Reds are better. I won't predict that they will advance past the Division Series, not when their opponent has yet to be determined, not when trying to forecast the baseball postseason is an exercise in futility. But the Reds, whose magic number for clinching the NL Central is two as they host the Dodgers this weekend (Saturday, MLB on FOX, 4:10 p.m. ET), boast a more talented pitching staff than their 2010 predecessors. The 2010 team was 10th in the NL in rotation ERA and seventh in bullpen ERA. The 2012 team ranks sixth in the league in rotation ERA, first in bullpen ERA - and its five starters have c...
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