Not that anyone east of the Mississippi cares, but...
Despite Houston leading 3-0 entering the 5th, the St. Louis Cardinals still handily dispatched the Astros last night, courtesy of back to back jacks by Albert Pujols and Scott Rolen.
I used to think that the Cardinals somewhat average starting rotation (Jeff "luckiest 16 game winner on the face of the Earth" Suppan for Game 3 starter? Hello.....?) would finally be their undoing in a short series like the NLCS, but I think I'm going to have to take that back. While not capable of putting up incredible numbers, the Cards' rotation is good enough to keep them in just about every game, and when your lineup goes Walker/Pujols/Rolen/Edmonds/Renteria like the Cardinals' does, Tony LaRussa could have Rick Ankiel start every game and St. Louis would still win blindfolded. It's almost not fair.
The 'Stros are sending Clemens and Oswalt out to the mound for games 3 and 4. Doesn't matter. Cards in 5.