Originally posted on Yankees Unscripted  |  Last updated 10/23/11
The Texas Rangers were on their way to losing Game 2 of the World Series.  The St. Louis Cardinals had their closer, Jason Motte on the mound. Motte had pitched the equivalent of a complete game one-hitter up to the time he stepped foot on the mound in the ninth inning Thursday night. Home field, on a roll, who would expect that Motte couldn't keep, what I will now give the proper name, Momentum, happy? If you don't already know, let me explain that Momentum is not loyal and is very fickle.Yes, Momentum shifts like the wind, especially in baseball. Ian Kinsler greeted Motte with a single. Kinsler then made a gutsy move and barely stole second base. Elvis Andrus singled moving Kinsler to third and Andrus ended up at second on the throw home which was cut off.Momentum convinces managers to over think. Tony LaRussa who has managed over 5000 games in his career, decides to lift Motte, his best arm in the bullpen, for 41 year old left hander Arthur Rhodes to pitch to left handed hitting ...
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