St. Louis Celebrates World Series Win. The Texas Rangers did their job by allowing smart bettors to cash big tickets. I made my largest sports wagers of the year AGAINST the Rangers and over the total (7). The Cardinals not only won the game but easily covered the -1.5 run line. $$$$$ Box Score
The Texas Rangers won’t win a World Series until they hire a real major league manager to replace their head cheerleader. A manager should NEVER cost you a game and a good one will actually win a few for the team. Washington’s late inning moves in Game 6 were the most moronic in World Series history. Cruz was not positioned correctly (to prevent a double) to make the final out. In fact, his positioning allowed a TRIPLE. That’s on the manager. Bringing Oliver and Lowe into the game in the late innings and batting German (pinch hitter) were the worst baseball managerial decisions in the history of major league baseball. Oh well, you get what you pay for… It’s not like Washington has EVER shown ability to competently manage a major league baseball game.
The Cardinals won Game 7 of the World Series, coming back from 3-2 down in the series — and twice being a strike away from losing in Game 6 — to win their 11th title.
The Cardinals turned a one-run game into a three-run game by not getting a hit in the fifth inning. Scott Feldman, in to start the inning in relief of starter Matt Harrison, issued a one-out walk to Allen Craig. He got ahead 0-2 on Albert Pujols, but then hit him on the sleeve. After Lance Berkman grounded out, the Rangers intentionally walked David Freese to load the bases. Feldman then fell behind Yadier Molina 3-0 before getting the count back to 3-2 and then walking him to score a run.
C.J. Wilson came in to relieve Feldman and hit Rafael Furcal with the first pitch he threw to give the Cardinals a 5-2 lead. The rest is history. Worst choke in Dallas Fort Worth post season history…
“I grew up in Highland Heights (housing development) just down from the store. If we didn’t make three trips, we made five.”
“Whenever one of those styles is needed, I know how to use it. If I have to take it to the opposing team, I will. If the team is going well, I’ll kick back and watch them play. If my offense is struggling, then I have to do something to help get them over it. You adjust to whatever the situation is.”
“That’s the way baseball go.”