Friday, October 28, 2011

Awesome Baseball

David Freese

Josh Hamilton
What a great World Series this has been!  I have so enjoyed it.

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.

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