Thursday, October 14, 2004

LCS playoff guesses

Well I went 3 out of 4 in the Division Series and it would have been 4 out 4 if I knew the Yankees had set an MLB record weith 61 come from behind wins.

It's a little late but here's my LCS thoughts:

Houston vs. St. Louis
Well I was most definitely wrong about Tracy outmanaging LaRussa. My apologies to the Cardinals and their faithful. I know the Dodger starting staff is in disarray but there's no reason to bring a guy back on 3 days rest who sucked the first time(in this case Odalis Perez). Since he hasn't done it all year and his name isn't "The Big Unit" or Schilling, I don't see the point. He already had enough doubt in his mind by being shelled in Game 1, now you throw in that he has to think about throwing on one less day of rest. Oh well...the better team won so now 'saber' folks we'll be happy.

Then there is Phil Garner who is definitely in the 'outside the box' mode of managerial thinking but he's not really doing it in a smart way. He brings back both Clemens and Oswalt on 3 days rest both of whom can't get out of the 5th inning after throwing a bunch of pitches and struggling with their control. So what does he do in Game 1 of the NLCS...brings back Brandon Backe on 3 days rest who can't get out of the 5th inning and struggles with his control. Now it gets better cause he was planning on using Pete Munro to pitch Game 2 who's nothing but rested. WHY NOT JUST PITCH HIM GAME 1 and let everyone else fall on their normal day of rest.

St. Louis had a chance to beat these guys in the regular season and rolled over to rest their starters. If their is such a thing as baseball gods they will exact their revenge. Unfortunately Phil Garner spotted the Cards the first 2 games and there is only so much cosmic forces can accomplish.

Cards in 6

Boston vs. New York
Just read Bill Simmons over at ESPN Page 2 and that should give you everything you need to know about this series.

This should have been the Red Sox's year to beat the Yankees and then Curt Schilling tore a tendon in his ankle handling a routine grounder in Game 1 versus the Angels. Series over...curse continues.
Yankees in 6 or less

That leaves a New York/St. Louis World Series and they might as well put Tampa Bay versus Montreal cause I could care less about either team. I guess the Yankees will win it.

1 Comments:

At May 30, 2012 at 7:25 AM, Anonymous palmcop said...

So, I do not actually consider this may have success.

 

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