Saturday, October 29, 2011

Game 7- 11th Heaven

This was a great game- but for me the excitement is nothing compared to the fact that there is no baseball from here until next March. After the Rangers led off the game with a single and a walk, back-to-back doubles by Josh Hamilton and Michael Young would score them and make it 2-0 early on. However, with two outs and two on in the bottom of the 1st, David Freese whacked a double, which scored two and tied the game at 2-2. For me, that's a big surprise, as David Freese has really done nothing all postseason (wink). In the 3rd, Allen Craig homered just over the wall in right to make it 3-2. In the 5th, the Cardinals were able to load the bases with two outs. A walk to Yadier Molina and a hit by pitch for Rafael Furcal made it 5-2. In the 7th, the Cardinals added an insurance run as Lance Berkman scored on an RBI single for Yadier Molina.
       Chris Carpenter pitched a great game for the Cardinals, allowing 2 runs in 6 innings- settling down supremely. He was followed by an assortment of relievers- including Jason Motte, who recorded the last out- former Red Sox David Murphy flying out on the warning track in left field. David Freese (left) hoisted the series MVP after going 1-2 with an 2-run double in Game 7. Yadier Molina had a great game, going 2-3 with 2 RBIs. Rafael Furcal was also sharp, going 2-3 with an RBI. For the Rangers, Matt Harrison was not particularly good, allowing 3 runs in 4 innings- earning the loss. The Rangers' only offensive highlights were Josh Hamilton and Michael Young- each of whom went 1-4 with an RBI double. There's nothing else to post and welcome to the offseason- the darkest time of the year.

No comments:

Post a Comment