Willie Randolph gave props to the Cardinals earlier this week, saying, “they played (in the NLCS) like we did when we play well.”
Albert Pujols isn’t hitting, but others have picked up the slack for him – notably Scott Rolen – which is what happens with championship teams do. Their bullpen has been superb, and that’s what carried the Mets all summer.
And above all, the Cardinals have gotten hot at the right time. Nothing mysterious about it.