October 28, 2011

Freese wins it for Cards in 11th:

Down by two in the ninth, David Freese ties it with a triple.
Down by two in the 10th, Lance Berkman ties it again.
And in the 11th, a lead-off homer by Freese wins it.

Game 7 is Friday at Busch at 7:05.

posted by kirkaracha to baseball at 01:22 AM - 26 comments


That was an interesting World Series Game 6.


posted by grum@work at 12:52 AM on October 28

Holy Shit Baseball

posted by tommytrump at 01:00 AM on October 28

One of the most ridiculous games of baseball I've ever seen. Said that after Rays-Yankees in game 162, but this tops it, and only partially for the setting. My goodness.

posted by boredom_08 at 01:25 AM on October 28

Exciting as he'll, but wow. Sloppy. Errors, guy gets picked off third with the bases loaded. And that attempt at the triple in the outfield? Are you kidding? When your team is one out away from a World Series Championship? Seems like the Rangers are primed to get beat now in game 7 after that performance, but hey, at least we get a game 7.

posted by dyams at 06:07 AM on October 28

Well yes, sloppy on both sides though. Some of those errors in the middle of the game by the Cardinals were ridiculous and if they had lost we could be talking about them.

I have no dog in this fight, but I watched nearly every minute of that game and it will have to rank up there as one of the most exciting I've ever seen. I can't imagine would it would have felt like if I was either a Rangers or Cardinals fan.

posted by jeremias at 07:32 AM on October 28

I can't imagine would it would have felt like if I was either a Rangers or Cardinals fan.

That's so true. It was great for the regular baseball fans though. Freese really knows how to make up for that atrocious error he had.

posted by bperk at 07:53 AM on October 28

The Rangers acted loose after the loss, aside from Neftali Feliz hiding from reporters.

Still hard to imagine they win this thing tonight. It's not in the cards.

With so many what-ifs to suffer over as a fan, I think I'm settling on this scenario: Nelson Cruz catches that final out in the ninth. David Freese's sharp liner ends up in his glove because Ron Washington has Cruz playing deep to prevent a double. And they call Tony LaRussa a genius. Ha! I say. Ha! Ha! Ha!

Also, Everson Walls tips Joe Montana's pass out of bounds. Dwight Clark falls out of the NFL and turns to a life of crime.

posted by rcade at 08:18 AM on October 28

Also, Everson Walls tips Joe Montana's pass out of bounds. Dwight Clark falls out of the NFL and turns to a life of crime.

Norwood's kick sails cleanly through the uprights, beginning Buffalo's run of 4 straight Super Bowl wins. The Sabres also win the Stanley Cup, and the Buffalo Expos shock the world in 2003. They erect a sign outside city limits : Buffalo - City of Champions

posted by grum@work at 08:23 AM on October 28

Lorenzo Charles misses on the game-winning dunk and Houston wins the NCAA tournament in 1983. Jim Valvano never gets another coaching job after the scandal hits NC State a few years later. He then dies of cancer in obscurity after finally giving up. (what? too soon?)

posted by NoMich at 08:29 AM on October 28

Here is the Win Expectation chart for Game 6.

According to Win Probability Added, David Freese had the greatest single playoff game by any person in MLB history.

Greater than Kirk Gibson in 1988. Greater than Babe Ruth in 1916.

The best of all time.

posted by grum@work at 08:35 AM on October 28

Dewey Defeats Truman!

posted by grum@work at 08:40 AM on October 28

They jinxed the hometown team.

posted by bperk at 09:30 AM on October 28

This was the greatest baseball game that I've ever seen. Even better that it was a World Series elimination game.

Whew, I'm spent!

posted by BornIcon at 10:08 AM on October 28

Amazing game from a pure excitement level, crazy from a perspective of the number of errors and screw ups. Can't imagine how game seven tonight can live up to the expectations...seriously hope we don't get a one-sided blow out.

Great that the fan gave the ball back. Funny that his friend is wearing a Cub's shirt in the Cardinals locker room.

If the Rangers lose tonight, I think the area may need to be put on a suicide watch, or at least pharmacies need to stock up on anti-depressants.

posted by dviking at 10:37 AM on October 28

Goddammit, I fell asleep on the couch watching the game. I missed the last three innings.

posted by insomnyuk at 11:04 AM on October 28

That makes your username a bit of a misnomer, doesn't it?

posted by bperk at 11:21 AM on October 28

Exciting for me to watch as I have no preference. Imagine what Nolan Ryan and the Texas fans had to endure, being on the cusp of victory only to live the agony of defeat. At least I will have something to watch tonight. Can it possibly live up to last night?

I remember thinking when Cruz missed that long fly ball in the ninth Texas was in trouble. Fantastic and nerve racking game.

posted by Atheist at 12:20 PM on October 28

Nolan looked like he'd just found out his money was with Madoff as Freese touched home plate.

Washington screwed up the game with the awkward pitcher/PH moment the half inning before.

If the Cards prevail, they'll have to vote shares to this year's National League All-Star squad for getting them home field.

posted by beaverboard at 12:33 PM on October 28

Imagine what Nolan Ryan ... had to endure

We don't have to imagine, since 90% of the broadcast consisted of Nolan Ryan sitting in the stands looking concerned.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:35 PM on October 28

"And that attempt at the triple in the outfield? Are you kidding?"

My thoughts exactly. That looked quite gettable to me.

I really really really wanted Feliz to close it out.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 12:35 PM on October 28

Just want to remind everyone that Berkman was moved into the cleanup spot after Pujols for this game. What a call!

posted by phaedon at 01:09 PM on October 28

bperk: yeah, it does, but in fairness I was 16 when I came up with the username. I'm somewhat older now and not prone to late nights.

posted by insomnyuk at 01:33 PM on October 28

As a Red Sox fan, I can pretty much take any level of disappointment and bounce back, but that was brutal.

Also, God told Josh Hamilton that he would hit the home run, but not that they would win the game.

God is such a fucking tease.

posted by justgary at 01:35 PM on October 28

Comment on the New York Times' site today: "Maybe the most dramatic World Series game in 25 years and the climax arrives at 1AM EST. No other sport hides their jewels as well as Major League Baseball."

posted by rcade at 03:20 PM on October 28

That game took a long damn time. They should be starting these games at 7 ET.

posted by insomnyuk at 04:08 PM on October 28

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