Yesterday I predicted the Dodgers would knock the Cards out this weekend, but I didn't think it would necessarily happen Saturday–or that the Blue Crew would make it look relatively easy. The Dodgers gradually silenced the St. Louis crowd as they built a 5-0 lead. The Cards scored a measly run in the 8th, but then Boss Hogg came in to shut the door. See you next year, Tony LaRussa. As for Matt Holliday–hope you enjoyed your brief time in the Show Me State. You'll now probably be shown the exit.
And then there was the Dodgers' regular season MVP, Andre Ethier. Mr. Studly fell a single short of hitting for the cycle. His two-run home run in the third inning was a monster blast. And when Rafael Furcal, the MVP of this series, singled in a run in the 4th to give the Dodgers a 4-0 lead, the air went out of the stadium. Furcal went 2-for-5 Saturday and hit .500 for the series.