Last night, the defending World Series Champions, St. Louis Cardinals completed another historic comeback. This time it was against the Washington Nationals.
The Nationals jumped out to an early 3-0 in the bottom of the first with a triple from Bryce Harper and a two-run home run off the bat of Ryan Zimmerman. They added three more runs in the bottom of the third with a solo shot from Harper and a two-run home run from Michael Morse. After 6 earned runs in just 2.1 innings, pitcher, Adam Wainwright was pulled in favor of relief pitcher, Joe Kelly. The Cardinals chipped away at the 6 run deficit but still trailed 7-5 going into the top of the ninth.
With two on, two out an just one strike away from going home, Cardinals catcher, Yadier Molina drew a full count walk.Next batter, Daniel Descalso got a two-run single just of of reach of a diving Ian Desmond, scoring two and tying the game. Next batter, Pete Kozma knocked a 2-2 into right field, scoring two more. Jason Motte retired the side in the bottom of the ninth to earn the win and the series.
The Cardinals face the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the NLCS tomorrow night at 8:00pm EST.
Labels: Adam Wainwright, Bryce Harper, Daniel Descalo, Pete Kozma, Ryan Zimmerman, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals