I like the Cubs pitching better in a playoff type setting. The Cardinals staff on paper before this year was a bunch of unprovens and retreads. But for the season, the Cardinals staff has got the job done, but may have some problems in the playoffs IMO.
If You Always Do What You've Always Done,
Then You'll Always Have What You've Already Got.
J. Beckett: 6-8, 4.05 ERA, and 1.24 WHIP
A. Burnett: 5-6, 3.91 ERA, and 1.21 WHIP
C. Pavano: 16-5, 3.09 ERA, and 1.18 WHIP
D. Willis: 9-9, 3.97 ERA, and 1.37 WHIP
I. Valdez: 12-7, 5.23 ERA, and 1.48 WHIP
Mitre had bad outings for the Cubbies, but Glendon Rusch was superb in his fill-in starts. I can't find the stats for just his starts, but his total stats are:
3.67 ERA, 1.24 WHIP in 105.1 IP (12 starts)
The Cards' has more depth it seems, but the Cubbies' Zambrano and Clement at the top is too good.
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