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Published:October 22nd, 2006 14:00 EST
2006 World Series

2006 World Series

By Joe Schmo

While the Detroit Tigers cruised through the American League Championship Series, the St. Louis Cardinals needed more time to clinch their spot in the 2006 World Series. 

The Cardinals needed all seven games of the World Series, including several rain delays, to reach the same point as the Tigers.  The Tigers, who have played a total of eight games this postseason, are far more rested than the St. Louis Cardinals. 

The Cardinals have played a total of eleven, including Game 6 and Game 7 of the National League Championship Series this past Wednesday and Thursday.  As for hitting, the Cardinals have the best hitter in Major League Baseball in Albert Pujols.  However, the Tigers have more solid hitters throughout the lineup, so I would give the edge to the Tigers.  As for the pitching, the Tigers` Kenny Rogers, Justin Verlander, and Jeremy Bonderman have all been phenomenal. 

The Cardinals have Cy Young candidate Chris Carpenter, but that is about it.  Jeff Suppan has been good so far, and Jeff Weaver has been playing better than normal as well.  I would give pitching to the Tigers. 

Overall, I feel that the Tigers have played very well all season long, and this season was meant to be their season.  The Tigers have been on top all season, and they should be able to bring home the pennant this October.  My prediction is that the Tigers will win the series in six games.