10/04/2005: NLDS: One down, two more to go.
Alas, I was called away from my desk with the Cards leading the San Diego Padres 8-1 in the top of the 7th inning thanks to Reggie Sanders's grand slam. Fortunately, when I returned to my desk it was in time to catch the tail end of the broadcast, which informed me that the Cards managed to beat Jake Peavey in the first game, with a final score of 8-5. This is very good, since the analyses I've read have suggested that Peavey, the Padres ace, would have the advantage of pitching two games on full rest for both of them, making him very difficult to beat, and the analysts I've read that picked the Cards to take their NLDS series expect the Padres to win the games Peavey pitches. So that we were able to tag the Padres staff ace for a loss is (I hope) a harbinger of Good Things To Come....
Game 2 Thursday, 3:00 PM Central Time.
Len on 10.04.05 @ 04:14 PM CST