Saturday, October 29, 2011
Congratulations St. Louis Cardinals
These guys were 10.5 games out of the wild card in late August. 10.5 games in late August is what I'd consider an easy win for the team in front (which was, more or less, the Red Sox). However, the Cardinals fought back, and on the last night of the season, beat the Astros on a complete game shutout by Chris Carpenter. They ran to 5 games in the NLDS with the Phillies, 6 games in the NLCS with the Brewers, and 7 games in the World Series with the Rangers (the first 7-game series since 2002). David Freese was fantastic the whole postseason- hoisting two MVPS and a .307/5/21 line throughout the whole time. For clarification, that's 21 RBIs in 18 games, a line that would even out to 188 RBIs over a full season. Chris Carpenter was also fantastic the whole time- and both of those players secured the series. So, good job Cardinals in prolonging my obsession with watching baseball just a little longer.