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St. Louis Cardinals
San Francisco Giants
Chris Carpenter walked off the mound, and the fans cheered. Giants fans, that is.
The orange towel-twirling crowd at AT&T Park saw San Francisco send the St. Louis star to an early exit in a 6-1 win Sunday night that forced the NL championship series to Game 7.
Carpenter allowed five runs in four shaky innings - identical to his loss earlier in this matchup. Not what the Cardinals had come to expect from him in the postseason, a resume that includes a Game 7 win in last year's World Series.
And so the wild-card Cardinals were pushed to the brink of elimination once more. They're plenty familiar with that situation.
Carpenter and St. Louis won the decisive Game 5 of the division series at Philadelphia last season, then the Cardinals overcame a 3-2 deficit in the World Series to beat Texas. They won the winner-take-all wild-card game at Atlanta this month and rallied in the ninth at Washington in Game 5 of the division series.
Now they must do it again.
Giants ace Ma...
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ST. LOUIS - Earlier in the season the Cardinals bullpen probably didnt have too many friends around the city of St. Louis. Now theyd be considered the life of the party.
A bullpen that cost the Cardinals plenty of games during a good chunk of the regular season has become one of their biggest strengths so far in the postseason. Cardinals relievers have just a 2.22 ERA in the playoffs...
Committing errors is one thing – allowing the opposition to score runs as a result is another – a much more damaging result.
On Sunday night in the National League Championship Series Game 6, a miscue by Pete Kozma in the second inning exacted a high toll on his St. Louis Cardinals. The shortstop lost control on the transfer after fielding pitcher Ryan Vogelsong’s slow roller...
The Cardinals will get a key offensive weapon back tonight as Matt Holliday has recovered from back stiffness that plagued him in Game 6. He’s received treatment pretty much 24/7 since being scratched in Game 6, and according to Mike Matheny “He feels much better and we’re confident that he’s not just going to be out there, but be able to be productive.” While his...
In the St. Louis Cardinals Game Six loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night, there were very few positives for Cardinals fans to point to as the two teams prepare for what should be an epic Game Seven.
One positive that came out of the 6-1 loss came from the Cardinals bullpen.
Cardinals phenom prospect Shelby Miller came out of the Cardinals bullpen to relieve ace Chris...
Lil’ Wayne is a documented sports fan and his love for the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Franchises has been highlighted on some of his songs (Green and Yellow) and during his many trips to ESPN’s campus. Tonight I learned that Weezy is a San Francisco Giants fan, and while it’s not the best rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” I’ve ever heard, he surprised...
Things were going swimmingly for the St. Louis Cardinals. They held a commanding lead in the NLCS at three games to one and just had to beat Barry Zito for their second straight trip to the World Series. But then serendipity showed up and a hashtag was born and somehow, a three games to two lead does not seem as solid as the series heads back to San Francisco. Can the Giants hold...
It was evident the St. Louis Cardinals were headed back to the World Series. After an 8-3 win in Game 4 of the NLCS, admission was all but formally granted. The Redbirds had dominated the Giants across the diamond. The Sports Fan Journal’s Matt Whitener tweeted that the Cardinals were headed back to the Fall [...]The post Sports Superstitions Make Fans Feel Like Part Of The Game...
The offense stopped hitting, the starting pitchers couldn't even make it to the fifth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals kicked the ball around in the field.
Throw in a quirky, broken-bat grounder that inexplicably changed directions at a most inopportune time and it all added up a crushing postseason collapse.
After two postseasons of being a team that refused to be eliminated...
Finally, our long national nightmare is over. The St. Louis Cardinals are no more, and with their elimination comes a feeling of satisfaction I didn’t know was possible from a baseball game.
I’m not exaggerating.
All over the world, people are raised with an irrational, irreversible hatred for certain creeds, religions or ethnicities. Fortunately, my parents raised me in such...
The St. Louis Cardinals entered Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Friday up three games to one on the San Francisco Giants, just one win from securing a spot in the World Series. All they had to do was beat Giants starter Barry Zito, who hasn’t had an earned-run average under 4.03 in six years.
That sounds doable enough. The Cardinals scored eight runs the...
For those thinking that momentum is squarely with the Giants remember this: this isn't the first time Chris Carpenter lost a game 6 in the NLCS on the road. The team he lost to had enough momentum to make Sir Issac Newton say "damn". You know what happened in Game 7.My prediction: Brian Wilson makes a miraculous comeback from his injury to pitch the top of the ninth...