Saturday, October 22, 2005

Houston Astros
2005 National League Champions

How sweet is that?

The simple truth is that we outplayed the Cardinals in the NLCS. After Game 1, I was a little worried, but from them on, our starters dominated (particularly OSWALT), our offense scored enough runs, our defense was solid, and if it wasn't for a seeing-eye grounder to Eckstein and one terrible pitch to Albert Pujols, we would have put this series away in 5. But no worries - we've got Roy Oswalt.

Anyway, it's time to look ahead to the World Series. Check out a few series previews here, here, or the in-game chat here. Ok, Andy, what do you think?

I think we gotta lock up Oswalt for life. He pitched at his peak ability, and he wasn't fazed by pitching on the road in a tough ballpark. I also think Garner's making good decisions for the most part, and all our guys are contributing, even Ausmus and Everett. That's going to be key in the World Series. We'll have a more in-depth breakdown later on, but I'll say this: it's a very even matchup.

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