Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
The Cardinals lineup was tough but the Astros only scored eight more runs than the Reds. The Cubs easily had the best lineup in the division IMO. They are tough top to bottom. Cueto handled the Cubs very well except for his first start back from the injury in early September. He was also very good against a solid Milwaukee lineup that scored just 29 fewer runs than the Cardinals. He just caught the Cardinals when he was going through a rough stretch.
Sure the Cubs were probably better 1-9 but the Cubs don't have a Pujols or Berkman and the Cubs were pretty devoid of LH offense. And the Brewers are much more prone to the K.