Re: I hope Latos starts the game tomorrow and....
Bigtime not-a-Cardinal fan here too but, after seeing them close up today in DC, have to admit, however reluctantly, that they're a stocked team firing on all cylinders at just the right time. Carpenter was especially concerning to me as a fan of the Reds and Nats.
If the Cards roll to WS, it'll be for no other reason than they were better than the other teams they faced.
But that's getting ahead of ourselves. I'm hoping (though not overly bullish it'll happen) the Nats will equalize tomorrow. They pulled plenty of rabbits out of hats this season to get to 98 wins. Whether they do it tomorrow is totally on the shoulders of usually-good Detwiler and rest of team.
Beyond the Nats, the Reds are likely to win tomorrow (imho) and then will likely face the Cardinals. We'll generate lots and lots of posts when that scenario comes to pass but, suffice to say, I like (if not love) our chances there too.
Reds & Nats, 2013 LCS. Take2 (9/13) Reds but no Nats