Kirk Gibson and the Arizona Diamondbacks won the N.L. West and now have a date with N.L. Central Division Champion Milwaukee Brewers in the a 2011 NLDS clash.
2011 records: Milwaukee 96-66, Arizona 94-68
2011 season series: Arizona won, 4-3
Runs: MIL ranks 11th in MLB, ARZ ranks ninth. Advantage: Even
Batting average: MIL ranks eighth, ARZ comes in at 19th. Advantage: MIL
On base %: MIL comes in at tenth in MLB while ARZ checks in at No. 12. Advantage: Even
Slugging %: MIL checks in at No. 5 while STL ranked eighth. Advantage: Even
Team ERA: MIL ranks ninth while ARZ checks in at No. 14. Advantage: Even
Intangibles: These two teams are evenly matched in almost every aspect of the game. The Diamondbacks are in the midst of having a magical season while the Brewers are doing what most experts picked them to do back in the spring. Home field advantage could be the deciding factor. Advantage: MIL
Prediction: MIL in five games.