For the first time in months, it won’t be such a happy flight for the Cardinals. … At least it isn’t a crappy one though!
This team does, after all, thrive on being pushed into the corner. They want to be put in a situation where they have to fight their way out. The series is tied 1-1 after the 2-1 loss to the Rangers. I’d say the Cardinals got their corner pushing. It’s time to go to Arlington and push back!
Let’s talk a little about the game. It did have some good moments.
The Cardinals got great pitching from Jaime Garcia. He pitched seven innings, giving up three hits and striking out seven. Fernando Salas pitched to one hitter, striking him out. Next up, Marc Rzepczynski. He pitched to two hitters, striking out one.
Jason Motte was the losing pitcher. Giving up two earned runs scored by Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus.
The Cardinals scored their only run of the night in similar fashion to Game 1. With David Freese on third and Nick Punto at first, Allen Craig came in to pinch hit for Jaime Garcia, blooping a hit to right-center, allowing Freese to score.
It’s not over Cardinal Nation! We have three games in Texas … and that’s how many more games we have left to clinch our 11th World Series Championship!
No one said this was going to be a walk in the park. Our boys have to shake it off and come back strong on Saturday!
Miranda Remaklus is lead St. Louis Cardinals contributor to Aaron Miles’ Fastball. She’s also senior reporter at Aerys Offsides in the NFL section. Follow her on Twitter, @missmiranda.