The St. Louis Cardinals got blown out by the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the World Series–losing 8-1 despite having their ace, Adam Wainwright, on the mound.
A costly miscue by Pete Kozma in the first inning when trying to turn a double play ball set the tone for the Cardinals, and the Red Sox took full advantage. The Cardinal defense, though it is known for its poor range, is usually sure-handed on balls hit right at the fielders. Last night, this was definitely not the case, but that is as far as I want to get into that discussion.
Moving on… The Cardinals hand the ball to rookie Michael Wacha, who loves to throw is devastating change-up. As you will see, the Red Sox, with the exception of a couple, are not the best change-up hitters…..
by: Joe Schwarz
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