Tigers in Five
It's entirely understandable that the Tigers came out cold in game one; hell, they have been off since what, June? Don't expect it to last. 3 reasons:
1. A real m'f'er of a bullpen (save pumpkin boy), including one of the most lethal 7th/8th inning combos in ages in Rodney and Zumaya. All the stellar young starting staff has to do is get through the middling Cardinal's offence for 6 innings. Not too tall a task. (and Ledezma is looking damn sharp too).
2. The stellar young starting staff. What the hell are they feeding these kids. I haven't seen a staff with so many studs since I worked at chippendales in the early 80's. And Kenny. Who fixed Kenny?
3. Curtis Granderson. I love this kid. Sure he strikes out a lot, but he plays the game full out, never looks lost at the plate, runs well, plays a good CF, and loves wrestling. What more can you ask for in a young player? I also like Polanco, IRod, Monroe and Guillen. On the other side I like Pujols ('cause his name is Pujols, and I always wanted to blame my hard luck on Pujoles).
3 reasons. The Tigers will wake the fuck up tonight, and carry that momentum all the way to the title. Tigers in 5.