After the Cardinals scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning to send the game to extras, and then needed another two runs with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to stay alive for an 11th inning, a scoreless frame from their pitcher in the top half was absolutely necessary. After all, how many comebacks can the Cardinals really have this year?
Well, Westbrook answered the call by retiring Nelson Cruz, David Murphy, and Esteban Guzman on seven pitches (10 total pitches in the inning).â†µ
That, of course, set the stage for the game-winning walk off home run for St. Louis native David Freese. Jake Westbrook earned the win, his second career postseason win. (His first was with the indians in 2007 against the Red Sox in the ALCS.)â†µ
Game 7 tomorrow. Wow.â†µ