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Already up against the wall

Hopefully, the Cardinals just had some first game jitters. Because they didn't pitch, hit or defend well in the first game of the NLDS against the Dodgers.

I hate the five-game first series because teams fight for six months to make the playoffs, then over the course of two days, it can all go up in a puff of smoke.

The playoffs have just begun, yet the Cardinals find themselves in a must win sitation against a left hander, Clayton Kershaw, who in the past has given them fits.

Bottom line, the offense needs to get over its southpaw phobia and give co-ace Adam Wainwright something to work with. If St. Louis can win tonight -- at a much more reasonable hour for the television audience, they can still come home for the weekend with a chance to take control of this series.

If not... Well, I don't want to think about that...