Division Series Open Thread Chad Dotson 10/08/2012 14 Hey, gang. Use this pose to discuss tonight’s games, or last night’s game, or whatever you like. Share this:TweetRedditPocket 14 Responses Eric the Red 10/08/2012 Unbelievable catch by Jon Jay in the top of the 6th. Worth looking for the highlight. littleleo1 10/08/2012 you are not irrational , I agree with you .. They CAN hit and Jackson is very suspect . They have Carpenter going on Wednesday and they are currently up 5 in game 2. I think you have a great analysis of the possibilities . Why didn’t they just wait until next year to add the second wild card? AccuRater 10/08/2012 @dn4192: If the Cards win. rfay00 10/08/2012 I am not putting that much into tonight in regards to the Cardinals offense. They have been like this all year, hot one game and then they average 3 a game for the next series. Mwv 10/08/2012 I don’t get the fear of the Cardinals. Our pitching is miles better, as is our defense. Particularly the bullpen. Yes they hit better than we do.. but so did the Giants and look where that got them. We would be the favorites against the Cards and rightly so. SGT Ethan 10/08/2012 I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get the fear of the Cardinals.Our pitching is miles better, as is our defense.Particularly the bullpen.Yes they hit better than we do.. but so did the Giants and look where that got them.We would be the favorites against the Cards and rightly so. It’s like watching a horror movie: sure, the slow 4′ 8″ zombie 10-year-old Japanese girl is no match for the 225/6′ 3″ quarterback homecoming king bow-hunting alpha male…but you JUST KNOW the dude is screwed… …the WLB are 4′ 8″ zombie 10-year-old Japanese girls…a WHOLE FRIGGIN’ TEAM of them… Drew Mac 10/08/2012 ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s like watching a horror movie: sure, the slow 4Ã¢â‚¬Â² 8Ã¢â‚¬Â³ zombie 10-year-old Japanese girl is no match for the 225/6Ã¢â‚¬Â² 3Ã¢â‚¬Â³ quarterback homecoming king bow-hunting alpha maleÃ¢â‚¬Â¦but you JUST KNOW the dude is screwedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦the WLB are 4Ã¢â‚¬Â² 8Ã¢â‚¬Â³ zombie 10-year-old Japanese girlsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦a WHOLE FRIGGINÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ TEAM of themÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ It’s zombie killin’ time! vermilion red 10/08/2012 I am also in the camp of wanting the WLBs to beat the Nats to set up a battle with them. I do also think they are dangerous and it would be a tougher matchup than Washington. Of course, I’m still shaking my head that Strasburg isn’t pitching, as many players never smell the playoffs. Did anybody else think of Eric Davis when Ludwick hit his homer to center (not as big a moment, but the pitch location and destination were pretty similar)? MilnersGhost 10/08/2012 I want the Cardinals to beat the nats because I think they are a better team, and I want the Reds to beat the best. I am tired of acting like we are somehow inferior to that team, because we aren’t. One of the may special things about the 1990 championship was who we beat. The Pirates were the consensus best team in the NL that season and Oakland was thought by many to be the best team in baseball that year. The Reds beat both of them and it wasn’t a fluke. The outhit and out pitched them. would the Red Sox have thought the comeback in 2004 was as special if it hadn’t been agaionst their biggest rival? This will be the Reds chance to prove they have arrived and are a team to be reckoned with for years to come. If the Cardinals beat us then we weren’t ready to be World Champions. I say bring them on and lets show them who the better team is. I believe it’s the good guys. Go Reds!! P.S. I love this site and 95% of the commenters here. It has really made the season more special to have a forum for reasoned (mostly) debate and cheering on of the home team. Thanks for all you do. ColoradoRedsFan 10/08/2012 I too would LOVE to see us play and beat the Redbirds, although I find it impossible to root for them in this series. That said, if we played the Nats and ended up winning that series, we would (obviously) gain a large amount of respect nationally. Beating the Cards in a playoff series, however, would be better in terms of beating our biggest rival in a huge playoff series and showing them that we’re ready to compete for years to come. I’m still disappointed (but in no way surprised) that the Cardinals didn’t really have a large decline without Pujols or La Russa. (All of this is assuming we close out the Giants, which is still pending) Drew Mac 10/08/2012 I want the fellas to play and beat the WLBs for the message it sends to the WLBs, their fans, the good guys, and the good guys’ fans. There is no pixie dust this year or in the future. The WLBs are the second best team in the division and the Reds aren’t going anywhere soon . . . so get used to it. 90reds 10/09/2012 For $40 you can get your own Cardinal’s infield fly. I’m torn between thinking its funny and hating them for prospering off of this http://www.joesportsfan.com/cardinals/the-infield-fly/ CSharpAJ 10/09/2012 I’m not scared of the Cards in terms of talent, I’m scared of them because of their stupid dumb luck. It’s always something with them yet their fans (and sometimes even their players) always complain when something doesn’t go their way. First they shouldn’t have even sniffed the playoffs if this were previous years. Second, while some blame should be put on the Braves, what are the odds that one of the best teams in the league commits 3 errors that result in 3 unearned runs? I suppose they do deserve some credit because they are pretty good at taking advantage of the other teams’ mistakes. CSharpAJ 10/09/2012 Anyway, yeah, the Cards do seem to have luck on their side, but I think the NatsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ talent will win out with homefield advantage. I thought that last year too and I thought that during the wildcard game this year. I’m not saying you can quantify luck, which is precisely why I don’t want to play the Cards. By the numbers we are the better team and should have no issues beating them, but the numbers on paper aren’t what wins the games. Although, I’m sure if we get past the Giants the team will be jacked and ready to play anyone so I’m not worried about a collapse (like the Braves) from the team or anything.