Tuesday, October 18, 2011
World Series- Game 1
Game 1 starters are Wilson for the Rangers and Carpenter for the Redbirds. Wilson had a solid season, but has struggled in the playoffs, going 0-2 with a 8.04 ERA. Carpenter has been solid in the post-season, posting a 2-0 record and a 3.71 ERA. Wilson is one of several southpaws in the Texas rotation and St. Louis has not fared well against leftys, going 20-22 on the season.
The Redbirds are a slight favorite in the opener, but I think I'll pass on this one and see how both teams play in the cold conditions.
I think the Rangers will be happy to steal one game in St. Louis and if they do so, I think they'll win the series. However, if the Cardinals take the first two, it will be tough for Texas to recover from such a big hole. I think the Rangers best chance to win is in Game 2, but a Game 1 victory is certainly not out of the question with their explosive offense. And if they somehow steal them both, the series will end with a celebration in Arlington and won't return to Missouri.
It should be an exciting and high scoring World Series, with no Yankees, Phillies, or Red Sox in site.
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Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.
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