Originally posted on Yankees Unscripted  |  Last updated 10/3/13
In a battle of National League Central foes, the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Division Series starting this evening at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals earned the division crown, overtaking the Pirates over the last two weeks of the regular season. The Redbirds have the experience while the Pirates have a feeling of destiny after reaching the postseason for the first time since 1992. Here’s a short breakdown of the matchup.PitchingAdam Wainwright might be the difference maker ina tightly contested series.Photo courtesy of bk1bennett via FlickrEach team has very good pitching from start to finish. Both teams have received fairly consistent performances from their starters and relievers all season.The Cardinals certainly have more experienced and test playoff arms, but they also have some fresh faces that have yet to dial it up when in the postseason. The Redbirds have tabbed Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 219 K in 241.2 IP) f...
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