Fantasy Forecaster: Cardinals get a cake walk

Updated: July 29, 2007, 1:32 PM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN.com
Laughter In The Dark: Good Match-Ups

St. Louis Cardinals: 3 @PIT; 3 @WAS. What can I tell you? If you find something that works, roll with it. This is the third week in a row that the schedule-maker has seen fit to have two teams face both the Pirates and Nationals. Two weeks ago, it was the Rockies and Astros, and last week it was the Mets and Phillies. This week, expect your Cardinals to step up. With Tom Gorzelanny's health in question and Ian Snell pitching poorly, Pittsburgh's staff is punchless, and Washington is officially thinking of using Clifford the Big Red Dog as their spot starter next Tuesday.

Cincinnati Reds: 3 @WAS; 3 @PIT. Adam Dunn may be gone to greener pastures by the time you read this, but I'd still expect the woeful Reds to have a punchy week against two pitching staffs struggling to get teams out.

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