While the starting pitching is the easy scapegoat for the Cardinals collapse in the NLCS, it was a lack of hitting and bad defense that really doomed the club.
To earn a trip the World Series the Cardinals will have to avoid the mistakes that doomed them in Game 5.
Cards NLCS Game 6 Starter Says Team Will Be Ready To Go In San Francisco
The Cardinals now face two very good starting pitchers on the road as they attempt to clinch the NLCS. The Cardinals big hitters will need to step up to avoid suffering the same fate as the Reds in the NLDS.
The St. Louis Cardinals currently hold a 3-1 advantage in the NLCS. However, they probably want to clinch the series now rather than letting the San Francisco Giants go back home with more favorable pitching matchups.
The Cardinals management has a crucial decision to make as to who starts Game Five of the NLCS. Here is an overview of their options, with the pros and cons for each pitcher.
After Fridays incredible and historical comeback for the Cards, I started thinking about the dramatic playoff moments the Redbirds have had in my lifetime.
The starting pitching matchups are fairly even in the NLCS series between the Cardinals and the Giants. However, the Cardinals have an edge in offense which should allow them to prevail.
The Cardinals have all the momentum going into game 4 of the NLDS. They now must continue their winning ways with an opportunity to clinch the series.
The Cardinals’ hope for a return of the 2011 Chris Carpenter as they attempt to break the 1-1 tie in the NLDS against the Washington Nationals. The Nationals, meanwhile, attempt to find the offensive firepower and consistent starting pitching that gave them the Major’s best regular season record.