Roy Oswalt takes the mound tonight in a potential NLDS clincher. Let's hope he can hold Ryan Theriot to three hits or fewer. That would be exciting.
Theriot did make the final out in Tuesday night's contest, but he's basically been a terror on Phils pitching the last two games. In his career against Oswalt, Theriot is 10-for-32 (.313) with two walks. He's actually one of several St. Louis players (Pujols, Furcal, Molina) with good career numbers against Roy O.
The Cards' second baseman is the type of player that Placido Polanco was - and can still be, at times. He's a total pest, a nuisance, the kind of player that you hate to face, particularly when you're Cole Hamels and you're nearing 100 pitches in the sixth inning. Theriot isn't one of the Cardinals' five best hitters, but he's become a major player in this best-of-five series. And you can bet he'll be in the lineup again tonight.