Monday, October 14, 2013

NLCS Game Three

79-50-2 +35,710

Ladies, fellas, the Red Sox answered at Fenway in classic October fashion. It's great for the fans, but we're not in it for the adrenaline so let's see if we can get a easier one tonight. You know it's never easy.

St Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers
L.A. is on the ropes. The meat of Dodgers line up looked pitiful in their last game against Michael Wacha that ended 1-0 loss at Bush Stadium. Los Angeles burned their dual aces, Greinke and Kershaw, and now rely on third spot starter Hyun Jin Ryu. He was a bit shaky in his last start against Atlanta, 13-6 Dodgers win, Ryu gave up 4 of Atlanta's 6 runs in the first 3 innings. Also considering L.A. not scoring against St Louis pitching is alarming especially with Adam Wainwright  who has given up only 2 runs in last 3 starts dating back to Sep. 28th. Matter of fact Wainwright starts have the Cardinals winning 7 games in a row. However Los Angeles back on their home turf at Chavez Ravine with biggest Korean population in the U.S. Ryu looks poised to get back in form. Wainwright is a warrior on the road with the Red Birds going 12-5, better then 11-6 at home, but he is coming off a 9 inning performance and is in a spot to regress. Ryu on the other hand is in a bounce back spot, 11-5 team record at home, with the crowd behind him. Although I don't like first year pitchers on big stage this kid is not really a rookie, similar to other pitchers arriving from Japan and Taiwan, also St Louis not that familiar with him. The Dodgers have already beaten Wainwright and company at Dodgers stadium. Look to stop the slide.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS +115 for 1 unit(W)
3-0 Dodgers

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