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Bad news for the Texas Rangers. Not only do they have to recover from choking in Game 6, they have to bounce back against Chris Carpenter. The St. Louis Cardinals ace has been in a ton of big games and has a proven track record of stepping up big.
For proof, you just have to look back to the Cardinals series against the Philadelphia Phillies. In that Game 7, Carpenter threw a three-hit shutout to lead the Cardinals to a 1-0 victory.
In two starts against the Rangers, Carpenter has pitched well. In 13 total innings, he’s given up 11 hits and four earned runs. If he pitches like he did against the Phillies, Carpenter could pitch his way into winning the World Series MVP.
As for the Rangers, they are putting their trust in Matt Harrison. In the regular season, he was 14-9 with a 3.39 ERA. However, in the postseason, his ERA is 5.02 and he allowed three runs in 3.2 innings against the Cardinals in the only game he pitched so far in the 2011 World Series.
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The Cardinals had trouble distinguishing between the words "Lynn" and "Motte" in Game 5 of the World Series.
But if the Series goes seven games, manager Tony La Russa will not confuse the words, "Carpenter" and "Lohse."
La Russa, speaking after the postponement of Game 6 on Wednesday night, would not confirm right-hander Chris Carpenter as...
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Cardinals took Chris Carpenter at his word. Their ace did not let them down.The 36-year-old Carpenter was his usual stingy self on short rest in Game 7 of the World Series. He put the clamps on the Texas Rangers' dangerous offense after a shaky start ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chris Carpenter will start on three days' rest in Game 7 of the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Cardinals gave the ball to their ace. On short rest, Chris Carpenter paved the way in the World Series finale.
Chris Carpenter has already told Cardinals manager Tony La Russa in no uncertain terms that he is ready, willing and able to start Friday's Game 7 of the World Series against the Rangers. In the immediate aftermath of Game 6, La Russa was still unwilling to name Carpenter his starting pitcher.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Cardinals took Chris Carpenter at his word. Their ace did not let them down.
The postponement of Game 6 had its pluses and minuses, and made the Cardinals’ Chris Carpenter an option for Game 7, if the World Series gets that far.
Game 7: Texas Rangers at St. Louis CardinalsStarters: Matt Harrison vs. Chris CarpenterTime: 8:05, Busch Stadium, St. Louis Weather: 56, ShowersSome fans of Phillies Nation asked us to give them a spot to react to tonight’s game, so here it is. A World Series thread.
Don't see how the final game of the World Series could possibly be as exciting and dramatic as Game 6, but you can't rule anything out with these two teams. The Rangers can hit from one end of their lineup to the other and the Cardinals have Albert Pujols and a less-heralded cast that just seems to find ways to win.
Chris Carpenter and Matt Harrison have not been dominant...