Saint Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers
Game 1: Saturday 21st 7:09 PM Central in Detroit (Reyes vs Verlander)
Game 2: Sunday 22nd 7:09 PM Central in Detroit (Weaver vs Rogers)
Game 3: Tuesday 24rd 7:19 PM Central in Saint Louis (Carpenter vs Robertson)
Game 4: Wen. 25th 7:19 PM Central in Saint Louis (Suppan vs Bonderman)
Game 5: Thrusday 26th 7:19 PM Central in Saint Louis
Game 6: Saturday 28th 7:09 PM Cental in Detroit
Game 7: Sunday 28th 7:09 PM Central in Detroit
First to 4 wins.
Saint Louis Cardinals
(83-79 Regular Season, 7-4 Playoffs)
- 17 NL Titles, 9 World Series Titles
Last World Series 2004 (lost to Boston)
2006 Season Preview: Injuries after Injuries pretty much says it all. Edmonds missed couple months, Pujols missed 20 games, Rolen missed games, Mulder out for season, same for Izzy. This is the main reason for the poor regular season record.
Streaky hitting team. they go as Pujols goes. Pujols the best player in the MLB, he will need players in front of him to get on base.
Edmonds has 13 career playoff Homeruns to go along with 56hits. Plently of playoff experince down the line up
Chris Carpenter last years Cy-Young will need to win both of his starts. Suppan is coming of an amazing NLCS (15ing 1 er) no reason to think that he cant do it again, vs team that is not as good of hitting team as the Mets. Weaver has always had good stuff but with him its all in the head.
Cards 4th starter is a rookie Reyes...
young young young bullpen. Did amazing vs the Padres in round 1 and only had 1 bad game vs the Mets. They're young but good. Wainwright is a beast of a closer. Two good lefties and Josh Kinney has been unhittable from the right side.
: So Taguchi is 4 for 4 with 2 HR in the playoffs..cant beat perfect right? Chris Duncan can hit a 500ft HR any time he bats..he will get a start vs a RH pitcher.
: Tony La Russa. 3rd on all time wins list. This will be his 5th World Series. he knows his stuff.
This team won 100 games in 2004 and 2005. they were on same pace this year when they were 36-19 but thats when the injuries started pile up.
Most of the "experts" on ESPN say Tigers will win this in 5 or 6 but the Cards wont let that happen. Look for them to win 1 of 2 games in Detroit and 2 in St.Louis. coming back to DET with 3-2 lead.
Tigers Preview coming soon ( as soon as i find out info on them