St. Louis Cardinals: A cardinal perspective of the 2017 postseason

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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: The Minnesota Twins celebrate after clinching the second Wild Card spot of the American League after at Progressive Field on September 27, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Twins 4-2. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: The Minnesota Twins celebrate after clinching the second Wild Card spot of the American League after at Progressive Field on September 27, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Twins 4-2. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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The St. Louis Cardinals have many great World Series moments and perhaps a few will be created this year, just without the Cardinals.

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Without the Cardinals, this year’s World Series could be a time for Cardinals Nation to disconnect. I urge us all, however, to engage in the excitement that could befall the 2017 postseason if the Dodgers and Indians face-off as I have predicted.

I, for one, will be fighting and cheering for the Indians since I really want Tito Francona to wear another ring to rub it in to the St. Louis Cardinals front office that they blew it by not signing him as manager over Matheny.

In head-to-head battles, the Dodgers defeated the Indians twice in the three-game set this season. This small sample size might be of utmost interest should my World Series prediction stand true.

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The three-game set this season was played on June 13-15 so some considerable time has passed. That said, the series was played in Cleveland and should these two be the final competitors this season then Cleveland will own home field advantage, not that it helped in June.

In the June contests, the Dodgers won game one 7-5 behind Kershaw. The loss was handed to the Indians’ bullpen (sound similar to the Cardinals of 2017?). The second game of the June series was won by the Dodgers behind a score of 6-4. The win was handed to the Dodgers pen in game two and the loss was suffered again by the Indians’ pen (both games suffered by Andrew Miller).

Game three of the June series was a victory for the Indians behind a 12-5 blowout. Josh Tomlin took the win for the Indians with Rich Hill suffering the loss. Remember when I suggested that Hill would pitch in the NLDS? The Indians (using the small sample of June 15) should hope he will pitch in the World Series.

So, to my prediction: I think 2017 could be a season of a seven-game World Series with the Indians finally edging the Dodgers in game seven. I think all seven contests will be decided by one, two, or three runs max.

Stay tuned to Redbird Rants and I’ll keep you updated as the playoffs continue and will admit where I was right and where I was wrong. And, sadly, we will all commiserate our pain together that our St. Louis Cardinals are not playing in October.

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Thanks for reading this whole season and even now. Please stay with us throughout the offseason as we will keep you updated on any and all St. Louis Cardinals news!

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