I really feel for the people who were there today
Sorry the game sucked so bad
I was there today and it sucked a lot less than my desk and computer! I would have loved a different result, but how can it be a bad day on a beautiful October afternoon in a ball park???
I honestly think there are a couple of things going on here. I really do believe the inexperience is showing up, the pressure is getting to them to some degree and has been for a while. Only three guys are hitting well. Zim, who is clearly hurting, and Werth are hitting near their respective career averages, and if we pull it out, I think Desmond would be the MVP right now (.583/.583/.667 OPS+ of 1.250...wow!) However, the Beast is proving he's not Mr Clutch in his first post-season, and it shouldn't be a shock that young guys like Espi and Bryce are struggling in their first playoffs. Adam is the biggest let down so far in the series, but he's been streaky his entire career. To me the key is getting Adam, Bryce, Desi, and Morse hitting anything close to their season averages. We are 3 for 24 with RISP (.125) with 30 LOB in 3 games, if you don't score, you can't win.
I think the pitching is just plain worn out. Zimmermann and Detwiler are well above their previous high in innings pitched and Gio is within a couple of innings. Jackson just plain folds in the post-season, no surprise there. IMHO, Straus would be wilting too, he was very inconsistent in his last few starts.
Put this against a seasoned, strong Cardinals team, and you get games like today and Sunday, but...
These guys have all now seen it and they've been resilient all season. If Det can get a good start tomorrow, I'm sure Gio will come back strong on Friday...he's not the kind of guy to allow himself to have two straight starts like his last one. We need to start hitting!!