To win Game 5 of the NLDS, the Cardinals had to start better against Braves Mike Foltynewicz than in Game 2.
Cardinals has more than met the above key to the game.
After The Cardinals failed to complete a single run in seven innings against Foltynewicz the last time they played against him. Louis beat Foltynewicz for seven runs, six of which were earned before he was immediately eliminated from the action after receiving only one. 14 Cardinals came on the plate in the first inning, with St. Louis scoring 1
The Cardinals now meet the winner of the match on Wednesday night between the Dodgers and nationals in the NLCS starting Friday. When the Dodgers win, the Cardinals open the series for games 1 and 2 in Los Angeles. If they play the Nationals, the NLCS open in the first two games in St. Louis before they go to Washington DC for the Games 3, 4 and 5.
St. Louis & # 39; s rise to the NLCS is the tenth time since 2000. After the Cardinals have reached the NLDS, they have hardly lost in this round. The Cardinals are remarkable 10-3 in the NLDS, dating back to the beginning of the century. The Cardinals' 10 runs in the first round on Wednesday set a new postseason record for first-inning scoring, blurring the previous mark of seven runs set by the brewers in Game 2 of the 1958 World Series. St. Louis also joined the Record for most post-season runs in each inning, bringing together multiple outputs from previous years, one of which dates back to the 1929 World Series.
In other words, it was an inning for the history books.
Incredibly, the Cardinals were not made there. After the starting line-up in Game 5 with only three beats over 0.20 for the postseason, St. Louis scored in each of his first three innings on Wednesday one hit and prevailed 13: 0 against the Braves.
Each Cardinals starter scored a run in the game, including Matt Carpenter, who left the action before the Cardinals ever entered the field. After his run in the first inning, he was replaced for defense by Harrison Bader, who then picked up a hit and its own RBI.
Given the Cardinals' offensive battles with Flaherty, this is a stunning result on the hill. Having struck several times in the run support section in Flaherty's historic second leg, St Louis was a goose in Game 2 when Flaherty last played Foltynewicz.
Apparently, the offense has saved all running support for Wednesday.
After the kind of running support he received in his wonderful second half, Jack Flaherty realizes that they've saved all their runs for I have to think he probably agrees. pic.twitter.com/Rd4xY3aQ4s
– Brenden Schaeffer (@ bschaeffer12) October 9, 2019
Flaherty was a home game for Josh Donaldson in the fourth, but otherwise his typical strong self. He has put together eight strikeouts in six strong innings.
Rarely is there a game that is pleasant to the touch right from the start, but that's exactly what the Cardinals enjoyed on Wednesday. The only tense moments for St. Louis came after Jack Flaherty hit Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch in the fifth. Although the Cardinals had a huge lead, Mike Shildt stayed with Flaherty to complete the inning. After the bases were loaded, Flaherty brought Freddie Freeman to end the inning and lonely Braves threat of the day.
Shildt was ready to remove Flaherty from the game at this point, but the young hurler told him he had another inning. Flaherty put a clean six to finish another nice trip before the cop did the rest.