If you don't think the Astros can get to the World Series after tonight's loss, why even cheer? This team has come too far this year -- hell, the past 45 years -- to fall apart now. I'm sure everyone on the team hurts as much as I do right now. I'm sure everyone's thinking, "Why, God, Why???" But tomorrow's an off-day, and that gives everyone, fans and players alike, time to regroup and refocus on the task at hand.
Sure, the Cardinals have momentum right about now. Yes, they are back home and yes, they probably have a lot of confidence. But we're right there with 'em. I remember Garner giving an interview during the NLDS. He had great things to say about this team's ability to rebound from a loss. He said it's easy to get down and get frustrated when we don't score a lot of runs, but he felt great pride in the team's mental strength in coming out the next day and playing hard.
That's what we need to do right now. Let go of tonight's loss. It hurt, yes, but it's over now and it's time to move on. Tomorrow's game is going to be another classic, so everyone better have their heads on straight.
Oswalt vs. Mulder, Wednesday night. Another great game, coming up. Have faith. Cheer like hell.