Found October 09, 2011 on
It's not how you start, it's how you finish. No team knows that better than the St. Louis Cardinals, who will kick off the National League Championship Series against a familiar foe in the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park this afternoon.
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As Shaun Marcum takes the mound for Game 2 of the NLCS against Milwaukee tonight, the shadow of a 4.2 inning, seven run implosion against Arizona in Game 3 of the NLDS will loom large. But Marcum’s first playoff start is the only recent negative for the right-handed changeup specialist: Marcum has only put together two solid outings since the calendar flipped to September. After...
The Brewers' Zack Greinke might not be too smooth when it comes to celebrating, but when it comes to fielding, he can teach his teammates a few things.
MILWAUKEE — Yuniesky Betancourt came here in the Zack Greinke trade, and it's widely believed the Kansas City Royals made the Milwaukee Brewers take him. Fangraphs lists Betancourt as the worst starting shortstop in the major leagues. His defensive range is poor. He's one of the most impatient, least potent hitters in baseball.
And yet, there was Yuni, being escorted to...
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun believes that the club is more likely to land Jose Reyes in free agency than re-sign Prince Fielder, writes Mike Puma of the New York Post. Braun and Reyes are both represented by Scott Boras.
Braun assumes that Fielder will likely command upwards of $150MM this winter whereas Reyes can be had for around $120MM. The four-time All-Star was quick...
God is a St. Louis Cardinals fan. At least that's what Terry Mulford and his wife, Jennifer, of St. Charles, Mo., are beginning to think.
So there is that. Former Blue Jay Chris Carpenter (your 2005 NL Cy Young) outdueled former Blue Jay Roy Halladay (your 2010 NL Cy Young) in the nightcap. Cards win, and they'll face the victorious Brew Crew. More »
This time, Tony La Russa outsmarted himself, says Ben Reiter. By sticking with Jaime Garcia in the fifth inning, La Russa dared the Brewers' big boppers to mount a rally. And so they did.
The barbs already were flying. Come Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers bashed the St. Louis Cardinals with their bats. Needing a rally in the NL championship series opener, Milwaukee turned to its power duo of Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder, then got a clutch hit from Yuniesky Betancourt to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6.
St. Louis' Albert Pujols had five RBI and tied a postseason record with four extra-base hits as the Cardinals routed Shaun Marcum and the Brewers to even their best-of-seven NLCS at one game apiece.