Is it just me, or has this series been kind of epic? We're not talking '91 epic or anything, but still, fun to watch.
Tonight feels like a must-win for the Rangers. If they lose tonight they have to win twice in St. Louis, and I get the feeling that Cardinals fans would sooner gas Busch Stadium and burn it to the ground than let that happen. But then again, what do I know.
|2011 - Chris Carpenter||11-9||34||34||4||2||0||0||237.1||243||98||91||16||55||191||3.45||1.26|
Carpenter threw six innings and won Game 1 for the Cards, and in fact might have gone further but his spot came up during a rally in the bottom of the sixth. His Game 5 three-hit shutout to knock the Phillies out of the playoffs might still be, for me, the single-game performance of this post-season, with apologies to Albert Pujols in game 3 of the Series.
|2011 - C.J. Wilson||16-7||34||34||3||1||0||0||223.1||191||89||73||16||74||206||2.94||1.19|
Carpenter has won a game in every series for the Cards; Wilson has lost one in every series for the Rangers, including Game 1 to Carpenter. He has a 7+ ERA in the post-season. He's made it through the sixth inning once in those four starts. He's not pitching too well at the moment - this after posting a 1.21 ERA in September for Texas. Curious.