Friday, October 11, 2013

Excerpt: "NLCS Preview"

"The absence of Paco Rodriguez helps swing the bullpen advantage to the Cards. In addition to the three power arms at the back who pitched frequently in the Division Series, there's a groundball machine in Seth Maness, a very good LOOGY in Randy Choate, a fourth power arm in John Axford. It's not that unreasonable to suggest that the Cards are starting their 11th man tonight. With the Dodgers having so many dead spots in their bullpen now, games in which the starter doesn't get deep and any extra-inning games are going to favor the Cardinals."