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2013 NLCS - Dodgers vs. Cardinals


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#1 RADickey4Prez

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 05:42 PM

Yippie. Another NLCS with the Cardinals in it. How exciting!!


Predictions?


I got Dodgers in 6.

#2 FearTheBeard

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 07:28 PM

Another rather annoying series, but yet very predictable.

Even though I find all 4 remaining teams to be irritating due to high payroll or sustained success I think the best 4 post season teams advanced. Dodgers have basically thrown poop against the wall in terms of dollars until some stuck. As far as the Cardinals, I'm just jealous. They have money, but spend it wisely. Team is well balanced. Talent in the MiLB is ridiculous. They never seem to have a prospect miss. And every old fart the sign returns to their hay day. Very well run ball club.

The biggest name in this series to me is Michael Wacha, the Cards need him to pitch at a #1-2 level. Dodgers should have the SP edge, but I'm not a 100% believer of how well Greinke will fair. I definitely prefer the Cards lineup due to consistency, and they have a better bullpen.

I'm going Cardinals - more of a team, better lineup and bullpen, always seem to play big in October, and I think Wacha steps up big.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 07:31 PM

Either being back will be a big boost on offense, especially since the Cards don't have a lefty starter. But his defense in CF is subpar...just to slow, add in a busted up ankle and his defense could end up being a huge liability at some point.
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Posted 11 October 2013 - 07:31 PM

Another rather annoying series, but yet very predictable.

Even though I find all 4 remaining teams to be irritating due to high payroll or sustained success I think the best 4 post season teams advanced. Dodgers have basically thrown poop against the wall in terms of dollars until some stuck. As far as the Cardinals, I'm just jealous. They have money, but spend it wisely. Team is well balanced. Talent in the MiLB is ridiculous. They never seem to have a prospect miss. And every old fart the sign returns to their hay day. Very well run ball club.

The biggest name in this series to me is Michael Wacha, the Cards need him to pitch at a #1-2 level. Dodgers should have the SP edge, but I'm not a 100% believer of how well Greinke will fair. I definitely prefer the Cards lineup due to consistency, and they have a better bullpen.

I'm going Cardinals - more of a team, better lineup and bullpen, always seem to play big in October, and I think Wacha steps up big.

I'm in complete agreement with this post, top to bottom. I don't believe in Greinke here either.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 07:38 PM

Bunch of HATERS up in here!
Warning - I've already been drinking....if my post become "crazy talk"...its the tequila talking.
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Posted 11 October 2013 - 07:43 PM

that HBP to Hanley should be nothing, but with his injury history, i'm kind of worried.
On the bright side, 2 on, 1 out...LET THE DOMINATION BEGIN!
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#7 FearTheBeard

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:37 PM

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Big test this series for St. Louis, they apparently haven't accounted for the offensive juggernaut better known as Juan Uribe.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:14 PM

Heh, Dee gordon would have been useful there with Agon batting.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:28 AM

As someone who has hated the Cardinals for the past few years with a great passion, I'm happy they won tonight.
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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:26 AM

The Cardinals are just an amazing team..

Boring to me, but amazing.
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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:12 AM

Molina didn't actually tag Ellis at home plate, but then again Ellis attempted an illegal forearm shiver so I guess we can call it even

#12 RADickey4Prez

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:21 AM

Don Mattingly, worst manager in baseball?

Pinch running for Agonz that early was awful. With the speedy Puig coming up next he could of had him try to bunt for a single. Worst case scenario it's a sacrifice and you keep AGonz bat in the lineup.

Left Withrow in way too long.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 04:48 PM

the dodgers are blowing the series. 20 lob last night. cano should really improve that lineup next year. after puig, they're terrible (including uribe)

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 04:56 PM

the dodgers are blowing the series. 20 lob last night. cano should really improve that lineup next year. after puig, they're terrible (including uribe)

After Puig? I'd say after A-Gone. Puig is getting exposed in this series. Not saying anything groundbreaking, but kid REALLY needs to work on his strike zone and at bat approach. Guy is clueless up there.

And with the way Ellis is playing, Cano may actually get his 300 million asking price. :blink:

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:04 PM

i can't believe they pinch hit for kershaw...

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:11 PM

i can't believe they pinch hit for kershaw...


Mattingly is an idiot

god, i hope we don't sign Hanley next year to a big contract... we need gamers like Cano
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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:12 PM

take out Gonzo or Hanley and our lineup is so soft it's sad
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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:20 PM

it really is. and the cards are just very good everywhere (including their farm system). i think they'll go after cano, and probably david price. if kemp gets healthy, they'll be a force next year.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:23 PM

i can't believe they pinch hit for kershaw...

Don lucked out Punto got into scoring position. Unfortunately washed up Young hit a weak fly ball. No clue why he's getting big at bats over Van Slyke. No clue why the Dodgers even picked him up. Do they even use advanced stats or they really just throw money around?

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:28 PM

take out Gonzo or Hanley and our lineup is so soft it's sad

Yea dodgers looking over rated offensively. Cardinals pitching is sawing them off.

Matheny is out coaching Mattingly.