LOS ANGELES -- Three quick observations on the Cardinals and the National League Championship Series.
THE IDEAL STARTER
Joe Kelly has pitched only twice at Dodger Stadium, the Cardinals lost both games and he didn't pitch well.
But he's still the ideal guy to start Game 5 of the NL Championship Series this afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Of course, you could say the same about any of the Cardinals' starters the way they have been pitching.
None, however, is any better suited from a mental and emotional standpoint to start the game that could put the Cardinals in the World Series. Talk about unflappable. The Southern California native has proven to be the same guy all season. Even as he twisted in the bullpen without a set role for much of the first half, he didn't complain. Once he secured his spot in the rotation, there was no "I told you so." He said the same stuff: I'm out there trying to get outs as quickly as possible.
How many pitchers would spend part of their day-before ...