Originally Posted by MikeThierry
Plus lets not forget that the Cardinals, along with all the pitching staffs in the playoffs, have starters that will give them quality innings. Wainwright, Carpenter, and Lohse have the ability to give the Cardinals 7 strong innings even pitch complete games. There isn't a pitching staff in the playoffs right now that doesn't have those types of guys.
I don't think you can say that about Carpenter right now. He doesn't have stamina yet, I don't think he can be counted on to ride. I'm hoping you can take the series, while I've seen enough of the Cards/Reds matchups this year, I like our chances and the homefield advantage, although the Nats are not playing their best ball of the year either.