In the first two games both teams seemed tight, and both were low-scoring. But the hitting opened up after that, especially with that high-scoring game where the Cardinals did double digits. Pujols had 3 homers in the 3rd game, and then--mystery--went hitless in games 4 and 5 and most of 6 (until the 9th inning).
The mystery of Tony Larussa's pitching mistake in the 5th game seems to defy explanation, but it was fine with me: Texas won.
And tonight's game: Wow! Bobbled balls, dropped balls--several errors that have translated into unearned runs. Then, 1 strike away from the World Series, Freese hits a long ball to right field that allows 2 to score and tie up the game. Into the 10th, and Josh Hamilton hits a 2-run homer for TX, his first homer in his last 82 at bats.
Now the Cards have men on 2nd and 3rd with only 1 out. Another pitching change for TX ... Theriot hits, makes out #2, but bats in a run, 9-8. TX then intentionally walks Pujols. Can the Rangers get Berkman out (who homered big in the 1st)? Hoping for it!
But no. Berkman bats in a run, and the score is tied, 9-9.
11th inning: David Freese, the guy who tied it up in the 9th hit a homerun in the bottom of the inning to win it for the Cards. The final game tomorrow night.