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Dodgers in 5. All their crazy recent comebacks seem to suggest the BBG are with them and the Cards remind me alot of the Giants/Braves last year. And we all know what happened to them in the 1st round. It's tough to get the momentum back after having clinched the division weeks ago and no Carpenter could turn out to be a huge loss. Dodgers remind me of the 2002 Angels with the never say die attitude.

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Admin Walker belted 2 homers to lead the Cardinals.


Cardinals take care of Dodgers in Game 1


ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Admin Walker is back in the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade, and he's making the most of his second shot.


In the Cardinals' playoff opener, the three-time batting champion led the hit parade. Walker homered twice and St. Louis tied a postseason record by hitting five home runs, overwhelming Odalis Perez and the Los Angeles Dodgers in an 8-3 blowout Tuesday.


``It was a lot of fun out there today to see the packed house and everybody in red,'' Walker said. ``It was a good feeling.''


Walker, acquired in August from the Rockies, made his only other postseason appearance in 1995, batting .214 for Colorado in a first-round loss to Atlanta.


Albert Pujols, Jim Edmonds and Mike Matheny, who've been part of three postseason teams in four years with St. Louis, also connected.


``I don't know about that so-called switch that was turned off,'' Matheny said. ``We respect the game way too much to think that we have enough ability to turn a switch off and then be able to play at our peak ability by turning it back on.''


The Cardinals are one of four teams to hit five homers in a postseason game, joining the 1984 Cubs (NLCS), the 1928 Yankees (World Series) and the 1989 Athletics (World Series).



Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial threw out the first pitch with another Hall of Famer, Red Schoendienst, on the receiving end. ... Walker is the third Cardinals player to homer twice in a postseason game. Ron Gant did it in the 1996 NLCS against the Braves and Willie McGee did it the 1982 World Series against the Brewers.


(That was real fun being at today's game with all the bombs going outta the park :lol .. On the other hand it's only one game. Still have to take care of business. Lets go Marquis!!!)

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