Yes, the Cardinals are bad.
Yes, the Phillies should be pretty heavily favored in each game.
This series, though, is one the Phillies should not take lightly. Yes, the pitching is a shambles for St. Louis. Their offense is still pretty good and can put runs on the board in a hurry. This is by no means a “get right” series for them. They’ll need to take the Cardinals quite seriously.
On to the links.
- If Aaron Nola’s season doesn’t remind you of what Cole Hamels did in 2009, well it should.
- The series that the Phillies and Braves just played had a very October feel to it. They’ll meet again.
- If you’ve read anything about sports lately, you’ve read about Deion Sanders. Here’s a story about how beloved he was in Cincinnati.
- In a somewhat surprising move, the Red Sox fired Chaim Bloom as general manager. Remember when he was the one everyone wanted in Philadelphia?
- Ho hum, another day, another huge promotion by the Baltimore Orioles of an überprospect.