SaintLouisPostDispatch wrote:Williams will start Game 1
By Derrick Goold
Of the Post-Dispatch
Ending the speculation that passed for drama after the Cardinals clinched the NL Central Division, manager Tony La Russa confirmed his first-round pitching rotation Saturday. With Matt Morris' on-again, off-again struggles and the health of the Cardinals stalwart's shoulder in mind, La Russa dubbed Williams the Game 1 starter.
Morris will start Game 3, the first game on the road in the series. As expected, Jason Marquis, who lost Saturday's game, is set for Game 2 at home, and Jeff Suppan will start Game 4, if necessary. Should the series need a Game 5, Williams would start it.
"Woody is feeling better than he has all year long, so he could pitch two games with more certainty," La Russa said. He later added: "Matt can get (physically) cranky and this is a bad time to be cranky. There's more physical certainty with Woody.
This forum's been a lil quiet, maybe that's why the Cards have struggled. OK, I'm a little superstitious, so what?