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Game 6 of the World Series

October 26, 2011

In game 6 of the World Series tonight, Colby Lewis will get his first chance to pitch for a title. Lewis, who pitched Game 2, limited the Cardinals to one run off four hits and pitched six and 1/3 innings. Pitching for the Cardinals will be Jaime Garcia. Garcia will pitch a must-win game in order to force a Game 7. Take a look at both pitchers.

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Rangers’ Pitching Meltdown

October 23, 2011

Game three of the World Series ended with the Cardinals up two games to one. The Rangers, who had the home field advantage, seemed to struggle throughout the game. Rather than complaining over the blown call in the third inning (yes, yes, we know), the Rangers should examine how they really lost the game: poor pitching and Albert Pujols’ bat, to name a few.  The Cardinals demolished the Rangers’ pitching for 11 runs and nine hits during the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. Albert Pujols hit not one, but three home runs during the game. Although the Rangers are only down by one game, statistics suggest that the Rangers have struggled against the Cardinals during the entire series. For example, the Rangers have led in only one of 27 innings. Tonight, game four continues in Texas with Derek Holland pitching. Take a look at his stats for the season. Do you think he can save the ball club from defeat?

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World Series Travels To Texas Tied 1-1

October 21, 2011

Following last night’s blunder in the 9th by the Cardinals, the Rangers have tied the series one game apiece. With only three outs needed for a 2-0 deficit, the Rangers rallied in the 9th to tie the series and add momentum in their favor. The series will resume on Saturday with the Rangers having the home field advantage. Take a look at how the Rangers have played at home this season.

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Game 1 of the World Series

October 19, 2011

The World Series officially starts today. The Rangers will take on the Cardinals in St. Louis. This matchup should prove interesting, especially since these two teams have not met this season. The Rangers and the Cardinals have played the fewest games between a pair of opponents in the Majors. The last time the Rangers and the Cardinals faced off was in 2004 for a three game series in Texas. Needless to say, this series will remind many people of the olden days–many players facing each other for the first time– before NL and AL teams played other during the regular season. Click on the chart to take a look at the teams’ offensive and defensive stats.

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Game 3 Preview Of NLCS

October 12, 2011

The series between the Brewers and the Cardinals continues tonight at St Louis. Pitching for the Brewers will be Yovani Gallardo, who has given up just two earned runs over 14 innings in the postseason. He has a strikeout ratio of 14-3 this postseason. Chris Carpenter, who pitched a shutout win against the Phillies, is scheduled to pitch for the Cardinals. Opponents are hitting.186 against him. Take a look at how the pitchers compare.

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Will The Tigers Come Back From Their Deficit?

October 11, 2011

After winning the first two games of the ALCS, the Rangers are feeling pretty good as they travel to Detroit for Game 3 of the series. Pitching for the Rangers will be Colby Lewis who looks to remain undefeated in his postseason career. The Rangers are counting on him to help them to their sixth consecutive playoff victory. Pitching for Detroit will be Doug Fister, who has a 4-0 record with a 0.98 ERA at home. During regular season play, Texas lost four of six at Detroit. Will the hometown advance be enough for the Tigers to overcome the power of Lewis?

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Game 2 of NLCS

October 10, 2011

Following a tense Game 1 of the NLCS, Game 2 will take place today with the Cardinals playing at Milwaukee. The Brewers who are currently ahead 1-0 in the series match-up, look to remain undefeated at home during the postseason. Pitching for St. Louis will be Edwin Jackson, who during his first playoff start had four strikeouts and five hits allowed in six innings against the Phillies. Pitching for the Brewers will be Shaun Marcum who has a ERA of 3.54 in the regular season and a W-L record of 13-7. Click on the graph below to see how the Cardinals’ offense played at Milwaukee during the regular season.

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Rangers Take Game One of ALCS

October 9, 2011

Following a pair of rain delays, the Rangers took the early advantage in the ALCS against the Tigers by winning the first game by a score of 3-2. The series will continue tonight (if weather allows) with the Rangers seeking their fifth consecutive postseason win. Scheduled to pitch for the Tigers is Max Scherzer who has a 4.43 ERA in the regular season. Derek Holland will pitch for the Rangers. He has a 3.95 ERA in the regular season. Click on the charts to take a closer look at both pitchers.

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Final Showdown: Cardinals Versus Phillies

October 7, 2011

With the series tied 2-2, the final game tonight between the Cardinals and the Phillies will decide the both teams’ fates. The teams will return to Citizen’s Bank Park where the scheduled pitchers are Roy Halladay and Chris Carpenter. Against the Cardinals, Halladay has an 0-1 record in the regular season, but pitched a winning game against the Cardinals in the post season this year. Carpenter has a 2-0 record against the Phillies in the regular season. Click on the charts to take a closer look at how the pitchers compare.

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Diamondbacks Force Game 5

October 6, 2011

The Diamondbacks have done something that is rarely done in postseason play: coming back to tie the series after being down 2-0. Not only have the Diamondbacks forced a Game 5 in the series play, but they did it in style with a Grand Slam home run. The Diamondbacks will return to Milwaukee for the final game of the series tomorrow evening. Take a look at the pitching matchup between Kennedy and Gallardo.

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