Found October 22, 2012 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
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, costing the Cardinals a sure out. The San Francisco Giants went on to score four runs in the inning against Chris Carpenter, three unearned. That established a deficit from which St. Louis could not recover in the 6-1 loss. Shaky defense leading to damaging unearned runs has been a recurring theme in this NLCS, with all three of St. Louis’ losses seriously impacted in this manner. Lance Lynn‘s ill-advised fourth-inning throwing error to a late-covering Kozma in Game 5 of the NLCS turned out to be the major play in that pivotal contest. All four Giants runs that inning were unearned as they went on to a 5-0...
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