More about last night...
Can you imagine the uproar if the play that ended Saturday night's Game 3 had been the decisive play in Game 7 of a World Series? As it is, that's one of the weirdest endings of any game I've ever seen.
Though it pains me to say so, because it gave the Cardinals the win, the call was clearly correct. The MLB rules regarding obstruction don't say anything about intent, but Will Middlebrooks did obstruct Allen Craig. So it goes. The key to the play wasn't the obstruction, but the dumb throw made by Jarrod Saltalamacchia. If he doesn't make that throw, the game is still tied, there are two out, and Pete Kozma, who is 5-for-33 this postseason, is the next hitter. Most likely, the game goes into extra innings in that scenario. Middlebrooks gets the blame, but the real Red Sox culprit was their catcher.
This World Series still goes seven, I think. These teams are pretty evenly matched; give credit to the Red Sox for coming from two runs behind twice Saturday night to tie the game, on the road, in a place where the Cardinals almost never lose.
As I said above, this has been entertaining, for sure. What goofy thing will we see tonight?
Also, if you think winning Game 3 means anything in particular, think again:
#Cardinals lead WS 2-1. Is that momentum? Record of teams in Game 4 with 2-1 lead: 42-41. #RedSox— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) October 27, 2013
Game 4 time: 7:15 p.m. CT. TV: Fox. Announcers: Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal, Erin Andrews. Cardinals lead series 2-1.
|2013 - Clay Buchholz||12-1||16||16||1||1||0||0||108.1||75||23||21||4||36||96||1.74||1.02|
|2013 - Lance Lynn||15-10||33||33||0||0||0||0||201.2||189||92||89||14||76||198||3.97||1.31|
Baseball-reference.com game preview for Game 4
SB Nation game preview for Game 4
SB Nation Cardinals site: Viva El Birdos
SB Nation Red Sox site: Over The Monster
This will serve as your one and only game thread for today's game. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.