The Cardinals are one game away from heading to the World Series after last night's 4-2 triumph over the Dodgers.
However, the team needs to stay focused and continue to do what they're doing in order to succeed in their ultimate goal, lest we forget what happened last year.
As you recall, the Cardinals were in the same position last year, up 3-1 against the San Francisco Giants, before losing 3 straight against Barry Zito, Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain.
The good news is that, unlike last year, the Cardinals have home field advantage and will play games 6 and 7 at home, if necessary. The bad news is that the threesome of Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu are more imposing than the Zito/Vogelson/Cain trio from last year.
My hope is that the Cardinals find a way to close out the NLCS today, as, given the Cards struggles against lefties this season, I do not feel comfortable having to win a game against either Kershaw or Ryu.