After Game 6 of the World Series was postponed due to rain Wednesday night, we’re finally ready for our first baseball since Monday. The Texas Rangers can win it all with a victory, but the most compelling storyline heading into Thursday night’s game is the effect an extra day of rest could have on pitching.
Many are reasoning that the extra day off most benefits the St. Louis Cardinals, because it could allow their ace Chris Carpenter to make a return in the series – either in relief or as a possible game 7 starter Friday on three days’ rest. That is, of course, if the Cardinals can win tonight and force one more game.
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Ah, the good old rubber match. It’s a healthy thing for baseball that the World Series is tied 2-2 going into game 5 Monday night in Texas, seeing as this is only the second time in eight years that the best-of-seven series has extended past five games. The game is crucial for both teams, as teams that have taken a 3-games-to-2 edge in the World Series have gone on to win it all in 40 out of 58 opportunities.
Does C.J Wilson really have the ace-like stuff he needs to win on baseball’s biggest stage? The Texas Rangers certainly have a powerful offense to back him up, but thus far in the playoffs he’s pitched pretty atrociously – and now faces St. Louis Cardinals’ own ace Chris Carpenter in game 1 of the World Series Wednesday night. Here’s a breakdown of the pitching match-up that will start things off for the 2011 World Series.
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It’s not the sexy Yankees/Phillies matchup FOX was probably hoping for, but the 2011 World Series begins tonight with the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Texas Rangers. A brief preview and prediction of the match-up can be found below, followed by the full World Series schedule for the best of 7 series.
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