Re: We don't have to beat the Cards...
BRM, Westbrooke has been a real surprise for the Cards. He has pitched really well since coming over. I think its a combo of getting out of the AL, which artificially inflates the ERA's to begin with, and coming to a winning team. The way its set up for the Cardinals, they won't have to use a 5th starter for like a month due to having off days (they have I think 2 off days next week, for example). Now there is some minor controversy with Cards fans because the front starters won't get 6 days of rest. However, going with a 4 man rotation still gives them the best chance to win.
I also feel really bad for Johnson. I heard a stat that after the game that the bullpen blew for him is that he left the game like 6 or 7 times with the lead. He could easily have 4-6 extra wins if he was with the Reds or Cards.
Last edited by MikeThierry; 08-11-2010 at 11:11 PM.