Carpenter decision looms for Cardinals 

October, 27, 2011

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals still have to get through Game 6 today to get to a Game 7, and that won't happen unless somebody batting behind Albert Pujols takes advantage of the opportunities generated by Rangers manager Ron Washington's decision to pitch around The Machine. Lance Berkman will get the first chance tonight, now that he has been moved to the cleanup spot.

But if the Cardinals force a Game 7, this will set up a war of Old School and New School, of gut feeling versus statistical data.