Monday, October 23, 2006

World Series Game 3 Preview

Since I probably won't have time before tomorrow's game, here's a preview of WS Game 3.

Detroit (Nate Robertson) vs. St. Louis (Chris Carpenter)

Robertson is a lefty with a 13-13 regular season record, and a 1-1 mark in the playoffs. He was the ALDS Game 1 starter for the Tigers, giving up 7 of the 8 Yankee runs in 5.2 IP, and threw 5 scoreless innings against the Athletics in ALCS Game 1. He features a low-to-mid 90s fastball and an excellent slider. Preston Wilson and Ronnie Belliard have had success against him. Belliard is 8-25 lifetime, while Wilson is a perfect 5-5 with 2 HR.

Chris Carpenter is the 2005 NL Cy Young Winner, and sported a 15-8 regular season mark in 2006. He is 2-1 in the postseason, both wins coming against the San Diego Padres in the NLDS. A number of Tiger hitters have faced Carpenter previously with success. Ivan Rodriguez is 9-26 lifetime with 7 RBI, Magglio Ordonez is 5-18 with 1 HR and Sean Casey is 6-13 with 1 HR.

Weather for Game 3 in St. Louis is forecast to be in the mid-40s with light wind. Rain is possible on Wednesday for Game 4.

2 Comments:

At 10:36 AM, October 25, 2006, Blogger Cardinal John said...

Great to see more Cardinal bloggers! Would it be okay if I link your site to mine, Stlouiscardinals.blogspot.com?

Thanks
-CJ

 
At 11:31 AM, October 25, 2006, Blogger Brian said...

Sure!

 

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