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longshot7
10-09-2005, 07:03 PM
Well, what's everyone's prediction??

I say Cards in 6. I liked Houston until their NLDS - and it was brutal. They have no offense.

WSoxFanForever
10-09-2005, 07:08 PM
Astro's pitching is brutal, but they're not going to be well rested like the Cards. Cards have better hitting and pretty good pitching. Predict Cards in 7.

Who would you rather face in the WS?

Chips
10-09-2005, 07:16 PM
I say the Cards in 4.

gf2020
10-09-2005, 07:22 PM
Cardinals in seven.

I think they can be beat and I would be downright shocked if they swept the Astros. The Cardinals haven't been challenged the entire season while the Astros have had to play every game as if it were their last for the past month just like us.

beckett21
10-09-2005, 07:27 PM
I'm going against the grain with the Astros in 6.

Brian26
10-09-2005, 07:31 PM
Who would you rather face in the WS?

It doesn't matter. If we get to the World Series, we're going to win it all.

To answer your question, I rather play the Astros.

buehrle4cy05
10-09-2005, 07:37 PM
Going out on a limb, Houston in 7.

Nothing against the Cardinals, they are a great team. I just think that Andy Pettite is the difference this year with Houston. Plus, how effective will Mulder be after getting hit in game 2?

It's not easy to beat Pettite, Oswalt, and Clemens in a series where those three will probably pitch a total of 5 games.

LongLiveFisk
10-09-2005, 07:43 PM
I'm going with the Cards in 5.

But what do I know? I picked the White Sox in 4. :cool:

cheeses_h_rice
10-09-2005, 07:54 PM
Cards in 6.

StockdaleForVeep
10-10-2005, 12:35 AM
stro's in 4

Viva Medias B's
10-10-2005, 06:52 AM
Redbirds in 5.

Fred Manrique
10-10-2005, 09:59 AM
Cards in 6.

cleanwsox
10-10-2005, 10:23 AM
Astros in 7. Clemens, Pettite, and Oswalt are too much for the Cards to overcome. Although, they have to use all of them in game 7 since the game goes 19 innings, thus tiring them all out for the World Series against the Sox.

SOXPHILE
10-10-2005, 11:18 AM
Cardinals in 6. For the first game at least, you have to ask, how effective is their bullpen gonna be after an 18 inning game, and only 1 day off in between games. Plus, Roger Clemens pitched a few innings after going just 2 days before. His arm might be a bit ragged right now.

Cubsuck_a_lot
10-10-2005, 03:25 PM
Stro's in 7. as someone said earlier, the Cards just havent really been that challenged this year. the Astros, however, have been playing for their lives for the past month. Their lineup is still fairly strong, even without bagwell in there, and their starting pitching, with the amount of playoff experience of their three top pitchers alone, could help them make in this final leg of the push to the World Series.

speaking of bagwell, i could see a kirk gibson remake starring jeff. game 6 or 7, 9th inning, game on the line, pinch hitting. Bagwell is one of those guys that could come into a game at any time and have detrimental efects.

Tekijawa
10-10-2005, 03:48 PM
Houston in 6

antitwins13
10-10-2005, 05:48 PM
Stros in 7

They just have too much starting pitching and their closer is better.

Rooney4Prez56
10-10-2005, 07:09 PM
'Stros in 7. Good pitching always beats good hitting.

JimEdmonds15
10-10-2005, 11:43 PM
'Stros in 7. Good pitching always beats good hitting.

Anything can happen in the playoffs but their 'good pitching' was crap against the Cards this year. Infact the Cards pitching is just as comparable. They have a stronger overall rotation..

tstrike2000
10-10-2005, 11:48 PM
Astro's pitching is brutal, but they're not going to be well rested like the Cards. Cards have better hitting and pretty good pitching. Predict Cards in 7.

Even though Clemens lost Game 4, the trio of Clemens, Pettite, and Oswalt is excellent. However, if Biggio and Ensberg don't hit, it'll be over in 4. I say the Cards in 5 or 6.

OEO Magglio
10-11-2005, 12:56 AM
Astros in 7.