Well…it’s a good thing that the Tigers who played these last three games didn’t show up for the World Series last year, because they thoroughly outplayed the Cards in this last series. It was the starting pitching that let the team down this series, not the offense. Looper, Reyes and Thompson were all knocked around HARD! There’s really not much more to say about that. With the exception of Jimenez on Friday, the bullpen was pretty good like it has been most of the year. But perhaps a major positive to take from the series: Albert Pujols is hitting!! The offense looks like it is slowly coming around, and Pujols is the key to the heart of the lineup. If the past few games were not just a blip on the radar then expect the Cards offense to unload on the Pirates in the next series.