Carpets were still drying out from a champagne bath and a few players looked bleary eyed after a workout at Busch Stadium. A day after advancing, there wasn't much time to rest for the St. Louis Cardinals.
''Obviously, it was a great celebration and a lot of fun,'' reliever John Axford said Thursday. ''The clubhouse guys, I don't know if they even went home.''
The Los Angeles Dodgers don't have home-field advantage in the NL championship series, but they got a few extra days to savor early postseason success. Zack Greinke was getting ready to go in Game 5, then went on stand-by, and now he guards against feeling too good in the opener Friday night.
''Once we won it, it was just kind of make the best adjustments possible,'' Greinke said. ''I mean, there's not much you can really do.''
No telling which side will benefit, the team on a roll or the team coming off a break. Joe Kelly, who flourished as a ...