And so it ends.
It was a great run, 2012 Cardinals, all the way to the final game of the National League Championship Series.
But in the end, the comebacks came to an end — just like all good things do — and the Giants prevailed tonight 9-0 to win the National League pennant.
Many reasons why a 3-1 NLCS series lead resulted in these Cardinals becoming the third team to not reach the World Series (joining the 1996 Cardinals and the 2003 Cubs). But we know what they are — cold bats primary among them. And that’s nothing new from the past three games. We saw the same thing in many other games from April through September.
The big picture of the overall season is one to be proud of, or will be once the disappointment goes away.
In the meantime, only one thing left to say.
Christine Coleman is the senior St. Louis Cardinals reporter for Aaron Miles’ Fastball. Follow her on Twitter, @CColeman802, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also follow @AMilesFastball for the latest updates.