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Ken Rosenthal previews the NL Wild Card matchup between the Cardinals and the Braves.
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This is Ken Rosenthal foxsports.com. Previewing the Braves Cardinals wild card game on Friday. Now two principals the -- lines in this game one Chris meant it sort of for the Braves. The Braves have won 23 straight games in which he had started. There is an air of invincibility about -- and even though he is not your classic power pitcher. Classic guy if he's six foot or anything like that -- smaller guy and kindness of Greg Maddux night. At the same time there's something else going on his game. And that would be Chipper Jones possibility that this will be his finale. In a Braves uniform or in any uniform because of course you retire at the end of the season and this is a one game elimination. Now chipper is six to thirteen of the Cardinals starter in this game Kyle Lohse. But the Braves overall have not hit that well down the stretch. Sixteen of their last 33 games to one or less their offense nearly half their games down the stretch 33 games two runs or less. That's not productive at all. And when you look at the Braves wanted to say how it's possible but this has happened quite a few times during the season. When the Braves have -- the gone into somewhat of an offensive -- On the other hand the Cardinals are strictly good looking offensive team right. Pretty good looking team overall. How -- has had an outstanding he's not quite Cy Young caliber but certainly very good. The Cardinals won eleven of their final fifteen games to go into the post season not quite as hot as they were last year but pretty hot nonetheless. Felt -- like it -- game well it's really difficult but I do -- the Cardinals because of what they've accomplished in the recent past in the post season. And I like the Cardinals as well because -- is going to pick -- in my opinion. Not that meant that well but I just trust the Cardinals it -- that more than I trust the Braves to hit --