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Tony La Russa
St. Louis Cardinals
FOX Sports broadcaster Tim McCarver uttered those words after David Freese won Game 6 of the 2011 World Series with a walk-off home run in the 12th inning. Here’s another one: “One Last Strike.” It’s the name of Tony La Russa’s book, referencing the Cards being down with two outs and two strikes on the batter in the 9th and 10th innings of that game before tying it up with hits. Those events seemed impossible both before and after they happened, yet they were real and the St. Louis Cardinals prevailed.
Friday night’s NLDS Game 5 win was not quite as dramatic for the Cards, but it really couldn’t get much closer.
They were down 6-0 early, and starter Adam Wainwright was knocked out of the game. He couldn’t even get through three full innings; things looked bleaker than bleak. And then the Cardinals started chipping away. But bad at-bats killed each rally before it really got churning. A run here, a run there…but the game was getting late and the stout Washington Natio...
BEST OF MAXIM
On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals missed a chance to clinch their National League Division Series, losing Game 4 to Washington by a 2-1 score. The walkoff hit was a home run by the Nationals’ Jayson Werth off Lance Lynn, ruining an excellent pitching performance by Kyle Lohse.
Both teams finished the day with just three hits. Cardinals hitters struck out 10 times, including...
St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia may seek a
third opinion on the shoulder injury that forced him off the team’s National League Division Series roster, reports Joe Strauss of the St. Louis
yet," Garcia said. "I need to think about things some more and talk
to my agent. I might decide to get another opinion...
St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jaime Garcia will miss at least part of next season if he opts for shoulder surgery, as three orthopedic surgeons have independently recommended, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday. Garcia said after Thursday's 2-1 loss in Game 4 of the NLDS that he might get a fourth opinion orthopedic Dr. James Andrews. The Cardinals and doctors...
Adam Wainwright always has considered himself a big-game pitcher. And he might have no bigger game than the one Friday. Wainwright, who as a closer finished every round of the 2006 postseason when the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series title, will try to pitch the Cardinals to a Game 5 win in the finale of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals...
Anytime an organization selects a youngster with their first round pick in the Major League Baseball entry draft, the kid is automatically gets slapped with inordinate amount of pressure. That is what happened with Pete Kozma, who the St. Louis Cardinals selected with their first round selection, eighteenth overall, in the 2007 draft.
Kozma had initially disappointed. His...
Down 7-5 in the top of the 9th against the Nationals last night, St. Louis Cardinal Carlos Beltran lead off with a double, moved to third on a ground out, and stood there as Allen Craig struck out....
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Carlos Beltran has had a rough second half of the season. It is well documented. The switch-hitting right fielder has struggled at the plate with his timing and also, partly because of his legs.
Beltran has been limited, but Beltran's limited is still pretty good.
In Friday night's dramatic 9-7 comeback victory over the Washington Nationals in Game Five of the National...
WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis Cardinals had been here before. Last year, the Cardinals twice were one strike from elimination in the World Series and hung on to win Game 6, then won Game 7 the following night. They found themselves in the same position again Friday -- and once more got the same shocking results. Pete Kozma's two-run single with two outs capped a four-run rally...
Lance Lynn needed only a few words to describe a 13-pitch at-bat.
''Three-two heater. He beat me.''
There were more questions for the St. Louis Cardinals reliever, of course, but the answers were more or less the same. He went mano-a-mano with Jayson Werth in the bottom of the ninth inning of a playoff game, losing the battle when the Washington leadoff hitter put...
As the St. Louis Cardinals miraculously came back in a dramatic Game Five victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night, there is little to complain about regarding the Cardinals in St. Louis.
That being said, outfielder Matt Holliday has struggled at the plate throughout the playoffs. He has just not been able to get going. Many are wondering what is going on? Is...
One day after being held to just three hits and one run, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is sending the same lineup out to the field for Game Five of the National Leauge Division Series with the Washington Nationals.
It is the same exact lineup that Matheny used in Game One of the series against Game Five starter Gio Gonzalez. A lineup that drew seven walks off of...
WASHINGTON -- Pete Kozma's two-run single with two outs capped a four-run rally in the top of the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals came all the way back from a six-run deficit to stun the Washington Nationals 9-7 in the decisive Game 5 of their National League Division Series on Friday night. The Cardinals advance to the National League Championship Series against San...
Neither the Giants nor the Cardinals made anything look easy in the NLDS. After losing the first two games at home, the Giants handed the Reds...