NLCS: Giants vs. Cardinals

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    How did you think these 2 teams match up against one another?

    I fear that the Cardinals are this year's team of destiny in the NL.
     
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    It will be a good series. Both teams have good staring pitching and bullpens. However San Fran is better at the long ball while the Cardinals are a small-ball team

    Cards win in 6 games.
     
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    I think that it'll be a good series. The two teams are pretty even but I think the Cards will win (of course). I just hope that Rolen and Woody will be back soon.
    At least I'll get some media coverage this time. All of the D-backs series was banished to Fox Family around here and the local papers had barely a trickle of information. I gotta make sure to wear my Cards hat whenever I go out this week. [​IMG]
     
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    I think the Giants very average pitching - with the exception that Reuter (sp?) has done really well against the cards. Cards, even without Rolen, have probably the best defensive team in baseball - just watching Pujols gun out two guys at the plate was great!

    I think the advantage has to go to the Cardinals, but I would feel a whole lot better if Rolen was playing.
     
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    Reuter (or Woody as he is known) has had the Cards number for years. He still lives near there.
     
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    average = lack of dominant starting pitching. Other than Nen (who's one of the better closers) where's the dominant pitcher? They have pretty average starters.

    We've seen many cases in the past where dominant starters can take a team all the way - some starting 3 games in a playoff series. Last year's an obvious example, but look at Morris in '89. In a series, it's not as important that you have a really deep bullpen and a good healthy rotation - if you've got a guy who can pitch 2-3 8 inning outings and give up 1-2 runs and then a top-flight closer, it's lights out.

    I think the Giants pitching is deep and relatively consistent, but that isn't really an advantage in a playoff series.
     
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    Today's newspaper states that Rolen has had significant improvement in the last 2 days and may be available by game 3. That's certainly good news.
     
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    That was the worst I've seen Morris pitch all year. I had to turn the game off because it was too painful to watch. I did keep checking back in to catch the score but it was a poorly pitched game by the Cards. Obviously they can't do that against a team the quality of the Giants. I was glad to see that at least the Cards scored some runs and made somewhat of a game out of it. Cairo continues to impress me. It's hard to believe that he can't find a starting job somewhere. Hopefully tonight's game will be a little better.
     
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    I liked the Cards in the series but after last night, I think the Giants will play for the Championship and Bonds will solidify his place as one of the all time greats. Tonight's game should be good.

    I don't know much about either team except that both teams are pretty hot right now.
     
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    Tim
    I dont know that much about the Cardinals but his record shows otherwise.
    just waiting around for Game #2
    Grant
     
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    Sorry you misunderstood me. I meant his good record does not reflect his bad outing last night.
    Sometimes I get tired of typing and try to use to few words.
     
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    Another average pitcher kicks ass!!!!!!!
     
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