The starting pitchers in Game 6 of the NLCS went a combined three innings, allowing eight earned runs. That leaves fifteen innings that both bullpens will need to pick up. So far, it looks like the bullpens are going to give up a bunch of runs too.
Yep. Just past the halfway point in the game. Fourteen runs. Two hours. Good gravy. This is a lawwng game.
The reliever in for Tony La Russa's Cardinals is Fernando Salas, who was the closer at one point this year, and who has had a pretty fantastic season. Again, he came in the game in the third inning. We're through the looking glass. Setup men are long relievers, up is down, dogs and cats living together, et cetera, et cetera.
In the bottom of the fourth, Yuniesky Betancourt continued his efforts to become the guy you refer to for the next twenty years as an example of how anyone can get hot in the playoffs. Used to be Mark Lemke. With a comeback on Sunday, it might be Yuni's turf for decades. Betancourt doubled home Jerry Hairston to get a run back for the Brewers.
With two outs, Casey McGehee walked to put two runners on for Corey Hart, and the right fielder worked an eight-pitch at-bat before striking out to end the threat. I'm pretty sure that's it for the scoring chances, everybody! Go home, nothing to see here!