The man known as the Gambler has been the post-season's best dealer. The 41-year-old southpaw tries to settle the score tonight against the Cards.
Anthony Reyes won the battle of rookie hurlers last night in Game 1. Reyes, who entered the game with the distinction of having won the least number of regular-season games of any Game 1 starter in history, retired 17-straight batters at one point to earn the win. Scott Rolen and Albert Pujols went deep to help his cause.
Tonight, the Cards hand it over to Jeff Weaver, who’s 2-1 with a 2.16 ERA in three post-season starts. Impressive, but not as good as the Gambler, who has not allowed a run in all 15 of his post-season innings.