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World Series Game 6: Rangers at Cardinals

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 27, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

After last night’s rain, the World Series resumes tonight with Game 6 in St. Louis. The Cardinals are going with their only left-handed starter, while the Rangers are using their only right-handed starter. It’s a rematch of Game 2, which the Rangers won with a late comeback.

• The Cardinals are preparing themselves for the idea that this might their last game with Albert Pujols. For the record, absolutely none of my friends back home are prepared for this situation.

• Even though it pushed back their first chance to clinch — and opened the possibility of Chris Carpenter pitching Game 7 — the Rangers were OK with baseball’s decision to postpone last night’s game. 

• Out in St. Louis, the great Rick Hummel wrote that history is actually on the Cardinals side now that they’re coming home down three games to two. As Hummel wrote: Seven of the last eight times a team has returned home trailing 3-2 after five games in the Series, the home team has won both Game 6 and Game 7.

• According to FOX, Game 5 drew the highest Dallas-market television rating of any Rangers game in franchise history and surpassed the local rating for every game of the NBA Finals (which the Mavericks won).

• As you might imagine, FOX is rooting for a Game 7 in hopes of big ratings.

 

• The Cardinals are bringing back David Eckstein — their 2006 World Series MVP — to throw the first pitch. Vince Coleman — leadoff man of my youth — will “deliver” the game ball.

CARDINALS
Rafael Furcal SS
Skip Schumaker CF
Albert Pujols 1B
Lance Berkman RF
Matt Holliday LF
David Freese 3B
Yadier Molina C
Nick Punto 2B
Jaime Garcia LHP

RANGERS
Ian Kinsler 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Josh Hamilton LF
Michael Young 1B
Adrian Beltre 3B
Nelson Cruz RF
Mike Napoli C
Craig Gentry CF
Colby Lewis RHP

Associated Press photo

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