Originally Posted by arkimadee
Who cares about them setting up there rotation. There is still a high chance the braves make it in instead of them. I think you win all you can and play for the high seed. I'm telling you, the Cards are nowhere near a good as the giants right now.
They have just as good of a shot as the Braves do and I would pick them as the favorite with all of the 3 guys they could now start. Everyone is in love with Kris Medlen but he hasn't done much in his career vs winning teams with a 5-7 record with a 3.98 ERA vs 13-1 and 2.16 vs losing teams.
I would rather play the Giants personally the Reds are 2-0 off Cain this year and the rest of their starters are having issues and are fading down the stretch. The Cards have a team full of banged up bats, by allowing them to get locked up early we are allowing them to rest those guys up to get a second win for the playoffs.
The last thing I want to see if the Cardinals get healthy and hot for a short series.
Beltran .217 last 45 games
Holliday .208 last 27 games
Freese .247 last 47 games
Jay .266 last 30 games
Craig .267 last 28 games
That's the whole top of their lineup coming into the playoffs due, its kinda scary especially when you factor in..
Career vs Cardinals
1-4, 10.24 for Mat Latos
4-4, 4.66 for Johnny Cueto
8-12, 4.54 for Bronson Arroyo
3-7, 5.32 for Homer Bailey
2-2, 4.66 for Mike Leake
They have beat us in 3 of 4 series we played this year. Sucks we could have hand picked who we played but we pulled a Phillies and set up to play our worst match up possible in the DS and give them a chance rest their slumping banged up hitters who had been rode hard trying to make it, and then they get to set up any rotation they like rather than fighting it out to game 162.