Breaking down the NLDS 

October, 1, 2011
10/01/11
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Here are the key matchups I'll be watching for in both of the National League Divisional Series:

Arizona Diamondbacks-Milwaukee Brewers


• The Brewers had the best home record of any team in baseball this season (57-24), and they need to take advantage of the fact that they'll be getting three of the five games in this series at home.

Yovani Gallardo will open for the Brewers, and he has a 2-0 record with a 1.38 ERA against Arizona this year. On the other side, Ian Kennedy faced the Brewers just once this season and threw seven innings of shutout ball. Both of these starters are expected to pitch Games 1 and 5, and this matchup will be the most important of the series.