2013 NLCS: Dodgers vs. Cardinals
The Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70), winners of the National League West, play the St. Louis Cardinals (97-65), winners of the National League Central, in the 2013 National League Championship Series. The Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves in four games in the NLDS, and the Cardinals dispatched the Pittsburgh Pirates in five games in their NLDS.
The Dodgers have won three of the previous eight best-of-7 series that they trailed two games to none. Seven previous times the Dodgers have lost the first two games on the road in a best-of-7 series, and each time they won Game 3 at home.
The Dodgers couldn't score much for Zack Greinke, and Carlos Beltran hurt them at the plate and in the field to give the Cardinals a 1-0 advantage in the series.
Who was the Cardinals' MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year? Could Adam Wainwright's inability to pitch until game 3 hurt St. Louis? Series prediction? Tom S. of Viva El Birdos answers these questions and more for True Blue LA.