Facing Elimination, Cards Score Historic Comeback!
October 13, 2012
Behind 6-0 in the third inning and facing elimination last night, the defending champs clawed back to beat the Washington Nationals 9-7 in Game 5 of the NLDS. It was the biggest elimination-game come back in baseball history!
The Cards shocked the baseball world again, chipping away; one run in the 4th, two more in the 5th, grinding it out inning after inning. The bullpen shut down the Nats after Adam Wainwright’s early exit. The offense never gave up!
Carlos Beltran and Matt Holliday, David Freese and Yadier Molina… they kept their focus. Daniel Descalso stepped up big time with a double, a homerun, and a game tying hit in the 9th. Pete Kozma continued his postseason dream stroking a two-out two-strike hit into right field to drive in the final two runs in the 9th! Are you kidding me??
Early in the comeback Jeff Erdman texted, ”Never say die!”
Hey, I remembered scoring 12 runs in one inning this year so I wasn’t about to give up, even if it was against a 101-loss team called the Cubs!
MitchMan jumped in, ”we scored 12 runs in one game against these guys!”
It may not top Game 6 of the World Series last year but once again the Cardinals were down to their last strike, twice last night in the 9th inning.
Yadi walked, then Freese walked!
Bases loaded and Descalso got the two-run hit up the middle, just out of reach of the shortstop’s glove.
Another unlikely hero before the postseason, Pete Kozma stepped up big again on a two-strike pitch to knock in the winning runs!
The Cardinals knock out the Nationals, 9-7!
The party continues!
Go Go Cards!