**Yesterday’s game**

Bottom 1st Ground Rule Double, RBI Single. Cardinals 1 – 0.

Bottom 8th Solo Shot. Cardinals 2 – 0. Walk, 2 RBI HR. Cardinals 4 – 0 Final.

Cardinals lead Series 1 – 0.

**Analysis and Setup**

Well, if you’re a glass half full type and a Cubs (98 – 66) fan (and seriously, if you’re a Cubs fan how can you * not* be a glass half full type) you say to yourself-

“They hung tough until the 8th Inning and it’s only the first game, on the road, and all we need is a split at Busch Stadium and we’re golden. Go Cubbies!”

It wasn’t that close. The Cardinals (101 – 62) beat them like a drum. The Cubs haven’t scored a Run since the 5th inning of the Wild Card game.

Lester did just about as well as Lackey, but with far more drama. The Cubs Bullpen, not so much.

So, pick ’em. I want the Cardinals to lose just as much as the next guy, maybe more, though my Metropolitans sure looked good last night.

The Cardinals will be sending Jaime Garcia (L, 10 – 6, 2.43 ERA) out. The Cubs will respond with Kyle Hendricks (R, 8 – 7, 3.95 ERA).

Game time is 5:30 on **TBS**.

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