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NLCS Game 5 Open Thread: St. Louis at San Francisco

No one here cares. Probably.

Thearon W. Henderson

The Cardinals look to stave off elimination by throwing out Adam Wainwright, who may or may not be injured, against Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner has given up only 2 runs in 23.2 innings. He has 23 strikeouts against only 3 walks. He's been on a different level this postseason, and I really don't want the Royals to face him in Game 1 of the World Series.

Wainwright, on the other hand, has made only 2 starts and didn't make it out of the 5th in either start. He's given up 9 runs, 8 earned, in 9 innings. He has only 7 strikeouts and 4 walks. To make it even more difficult for the Cardinals, Yadier Molina appears not able to play. Maybe the Cardinals trot him out for a pinch hitting appearance. Maybe they don't. It doesn't seem like he'll be able to catch, though. The difference between Molina and A.J. Pierzynski is probably similar to the difference between [insert supermodel here, like Fabio] and [insert grotesque abomination here].

It's a home game, the Cardinals are missing or have lesser contributions from stars, and the Giants have Bumgarner, who hasn't been hit well this postseason. Dare I say a Royals-Giants World Series?