I picked the Cardinals to win the series in 7, and with today’s news of game 6 being rained out, they will have an excellent shot to do that.
If Jaime Garcia can hold serve in game 6, I’d have a hard time betting against Carpenter in game 7. The big issue will be putting up runs against Colby Lewis in game 6. He has been stellar throughout the playoffs over the past 2 seasons. Remember, in interleague play teams tend to struggle when playing against the other league. It’s a tough adjustment for pitchers, who don’t usually hit, to try and get accustomed to it. The Cardinals need someone else other than Albert to have a big game. Force them to pitch to Pujols.
I’m still sticking with the Cardinals in 7.