The 30-year-old was an All-Star in 2012, but he had a down year in 2013. The right-handed hitter batted .262 with nine home runs and 60 RBIs in 138 games.
In Game 2 of the 2013 World Series, the Red Sox took a page out of the Cardinals’ defensive Game 1 nightmare and allowed the Cardinals to get out of Boston with a split.
It seems that the World Series has shrunk and shriveled over the years to the point where it is a folksy little event to all except those associated with the two teams participating.
Led by superb rookie starter Michael Wacha, the St. Louis Cardinals have taken a 2-0 NLCS advantage over the Los Angeles Dodgers by taking Game 2.
Adam Wainwright pitched three scoreless innings in his second outing of the spring, and David Freese and Yadier Molina homered in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 7-1 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday.
It feels incongruous and sad put a post-mortem a baseball season with so much life, to go from frantic and fantastic to flat-line in a few frigid hours.
There are plenty of unbelievable stories and stars in the amazing 10-9 win by the Cardinals over the Rangers in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. What about the significant, but already forgotten, play in the bottom of the eighth?
A Rangers championship will mean that 10 different franchises would have won it all in the past 11 years.
Hours after David Freese’s home run plunked down on the grass patch beyond the center field wall, a message still burned bright: “See you TOMORROW NIGHT for Game 7 of the World Series!”
Craig did not know what to make of Josh Hamilton’s claim that he was personally told by God that he would hit a home run during Friday night’s World Series Game 6.