This drop by Matt Holliday ultimately put the Cardinals in a 2-0 hole and has put a lot of pressure on the Cards to win both games at home. If they lose even one they are done. This is how important that drop turns out to have been. He’s going to be hitting himself when the Cardinals go home early.
The Dodgers truly did get lucky last night but the Dodgers I think have a talented enough team to win a game on the road. If they can win a game on the road already up two games then they can close this thing out early and get some extra rest. That would be really big for them. They are my pick to get to the world series this year.
Speaking of that, my friend and I made a bet about who would make it to the Fall Classic. My pick is the Yankees and Dodgers, the matchup that a lot of people really want to see. Joe Torre returning to Yankee Stadium and facing off against the current Yankee skipper. That would be so great. Now just because I really want to see that matchup doesn’t mean it is the obvious choice but I really think the Dodgers can get there if they play well enough.
My friend’s pick is the Angels and Dodgers. Now I don’t know about the Angels but the Dodgers are obviously my pick too. Whoever wins the bet has to buy the other a snack out of the vending machines at school. Nothing huge but we felt like making it interesting enough so that’s what we came up with.
Well, I’ve got nothing else to talk about right now so…
The Cards went shopping on Friday as they snagged Matt Holliday off the trading block from the Oakland Athletics. I know everyone else is talking about this but this is a big story in my opinion. So here we go.
You know that guy, Albert something… PUJOLS yeah that’s it. That guy that is really really really good. Yeah him. He’s that guy that keeps the Cardinals offense going. And now, he’s finally got the protection in that lineup that he needs to be better. But honestly, can he get any better?
Matt Holliday will slip right into the fourth spot in that lineup and will surely produce the numbers that he did with Colorado. With Albert in the same lineup, this automatically becomes one of the best 3-4 batter duos in the MLB. Albert’s got more protection and the Cardinals may have gotten the piece they need to stay ahead of the rest of the tightening NL Central race. It’s going to be good and this move makes them a lot better. And what a better start with a new team than by going 4-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored.
With the Athletics, Holliday struggled. Going from a homer friendly park in Coors Field to a homer not so friendly park in Oakland is a tough transition. Holliday is now in St. Louis and I think his offensive numbers will improve. His production in St. Louis will be worth the three guys the Cards gave up.