16 October 2011

2011 MLB Postseason: Will the Cardinals Reach the World Series or will the Brewers Force Game 7?

Well on Sunday evening it's game 6 of the 2011 National League Championship Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in a position to clinch a berth in the World Series against the Texas Rangers up three games to two over the Milwaukee Brewers. But the Brewers are not likely to let their best season in 30 years just slip away. So will emerge victorious in Miller Park tonight?
I'm really tempted to go with the Brew Crew to force a game 7. After all they are a tremendous home club and Miller Park will surely be rocking as these fans want their team to march on to their first World Series since 1982. Also, Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder have carried this club to this spot and they have proven before that they can change a game with a couple of swings of the bat.
But this Cardinals club seem almost like a team of destiny, after their epic September to catch and then pass the Atlanta Braves for the NL Wild Card and then upsetting the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS. Also Tony La Russa has been managing for the ages as he has been doing some of his finest work this series. Granted they've got the notably inconsistent Edwin Jackson on the hill, but the Brewers have not been able to figure him out of late. Meanwhile the Brewers are sending Shawn Marcum to the mound, despite Yovani Gallardo being available on short rest, and he has been awful all postseason. I think this is boding for a Rangers-Cardinals fall classic.

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