The Cardinals are up 3-1 in the NLCS and humorously enough, it will be more expensive to have a beer with your lunch than it will be to actually attend Game 5. So this quickly fading series must already be over, right? In the distinct and annoying words of Chris Berman, that’s why they play the games.
And what we have here is your classic “it’s already over” elimination game, which means it’s probably not over. With Dodger fans rapidly losing interest —
over 10,000 tickets are still available well, thanks to dirt cheap prices, there’s only 1,521 tix left on StubHub — and members of the media far too busy lauding the example-setting Cardinals, it’s pretty much assumed without even peeking at the starting pitching matchup that the Dodgers will win and take the series back to St. Louis. That’s just how these things work.
Now after taking a peek at the pitching matchup, L.A. should find themselves in decent shape with Zack Greinke on the mound. He’s been pretty good thus far in October: 14 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 13k, and just one walk. Opposing him will be Joe Kelly, who has been similarly effective.
Though if we are to base this pitching matchup solely on the confidence being exuded in their respective profile photos, I’m praying for rain.
Lots of it.