I was hoping things would go the same for us as they’ve gone for the Tigers. Imagine that. Two teams rolling and they meet in the World Series. Well, we still may get there. It’s just one loss. But it’s going to take more time and more effort.
And now we have to go to a tough environment and block it all out, just like the Cardinals blocked it out here. Other than injuries, we haven’t had to deal with adversity. But we’ve been ahead all year. And now we have to fight back. We haven’t been in that position for a long time — except for in some games.
You know what I really don’t like? It’s how they won it. I know Billy Wagner will be fine. He’s got strong shoulders. But now the Cardinals know they can do it. Billy’s no weaker because of what happened. But they could be a little stronger, doing what they did.
When you come from behind, you get a good feeling. I know how we feel when we come back and win and when we beat someone’s closer. It picks you up big time.
This is a bad kind of loss. No doubt. But it’s a good type of win for them. And I don’t like that.
I don’t think anyone was planning on a sweep, even when we were up 6-4. The Cardinals aren’t in this by luck. They’re a good team. You can see that. We’re going to have to show how good we are now.
And I hope I get a chance to help. My Achilles tendon injury is what it is. I’m just going to take treatment and try to play Sunday and all the games after that — until we win.