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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Deja Vu

Astros and Cardinals in the conference championship. Just like last year. But this time the 'stros are coming off of a historic, emotional 18 inning win from a Chris Burke homer to land them in this position. Things should be different this year, right?

Not necessarily. With bases loaded and one out in the third inning, Berkman hits a line drive to second base resulting in a double play. Inning and effort wasted.

Burke heated things up in the seventh with a two run homer, his first at bat, and his first swing, since his 18th inning home run on Sunday. But things fizzled after that. Pettit pitched more balls than strikes. Springer, his reliever pitched a critical walk with Pujols up to bat next.

A few questionable strike calls, some anxiety in the top of the ninth as chances slimmed, and ending with a Viscaino fly ball for out three.

Hopefully this won't be a repeat of last year's playoffs. But after the amazing wild card race this year, I'm backing the boys. Let's see what happens tomorrow night...

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