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DOWNTOWN • A teammate who has watched the
growth of Marc Rzepczynski late in the season and
through this postseason described why he thinks the lefty could be
a starting pitching, imminently.
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One of narratives leading up to Game 1 of the World Series emphasized the Cardinals’ and the Rangers’ heavy use of their bullpens in the Division and League Championship Series. We were told to expect pitching changes early and often, especially from Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa, who has a reputation for micromanaging his pitching staff to get just the right match-up.
Former University of Miami Hurricanes outfielder Jon Jay, now with the St. Louis Cardinals, helped his team to a Game One win in the World Series on Wednesday night on the strength of a 3-2 decision over the Texas Rangers.
Perhaps it was prescience on the part of the skipper. More likely, it was just coincidence. But before Game 2 of the World Series, Tony La Russa noted that geniuses morph into goats with surprising speed in a culture suited for instantaneous second-guesses.
The Cardinals beat the Rangers 3-2 in game one of the 2011 World Series. The difference in the game turned out to be the walks. The Rangers pitchers walked six batters, all by C.J. Wilson. The last one, in the sixth inning, brought up Allen Craig to pinch hit, and he delivered the game winning RBI. Wilson failed to go after Nick Punto, a career .249 hitter, and it cost the Rangers...
ARLINGTON, Texas — Strolling behind the batting cage, Matt Holliday watched his St. Louis teammates hit away Friday and offered a simple tip. "Get a good swing!" he hollered. Great advice for anyone with a Louisville Slugger in hand at this World Series. Despite the presence of Josh Hamilton, Albert ...
HBT: Sure, Tony La Russa is a genius, but he won't manage circles around Ron Washington in this World Series.
Here we go – the Fall Classic is just a few hours away, and both teams are rested and ready to send their aces to the hill for Game One. Let’s take a look at the match-ups and see how this break’s down from the numbers.
Rangers Starting Pitcher:
C.J. Wilson: 8.1 BB%, 22.5 K%, 49.3% GB%, 3.24 FIP (76 FIP-), 3.41 xFIP (84 xFIP-)
Cardinals Starting Pitcher:
Your p.m. roundup for Oct. 20, the day we were depressed to learn what Mr. Belding was up to these days. H/T to Jon for the map. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. More »
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of the
World Series at Busch Stadium.
Depicting a 23-year-old Oakland A's slugger in a year when he'd take home Rookie of the Year honors, the 1987 memento projected, at the time, to be quite valuable. For Skip Schumaker, Mark McGwire's value falls in an entirely different context these days.