World Series Game 3: Allen Craig Gets Cardinals On Board Early

In Game 2 of the 2006 World Series, the Cardinals hit zero home runs. In Game 3, they hit zero home runs. In Game 4, they hit zero home runs. In Game 5, they hit zero home runs.

In Game 1 of the 2011 World Series, the Cardinals hit zero home runs. In Game 2, they hit zero home runs.

In Game 3, they have hit a home run. And it took them all of two batters! Rangers Ballpark, y'all.

Matt Harrison took the mound for Texas and quickly retired Rafael Furcal to lead off. The next batter was Allen Craig, and after Harrison threw a good first-pitch fastball, he threw a terrible second-pitch fastball.


Harrison missed, but Craig didn't, and the Cardinals' early top candidate for World Series MVP gave St. Louis a quick 1-0 lead.

No more damage was done in the inning, although Matt Holliday singled on a grounder the other way. Harrison threw 20 pitches in the frame, and now it's on Kyle Lohse to keep the Rangers' bats quiet in the bottom half. I am optimistic about Kyle Lohse against this team in this ballpark. I sure am.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Baseball Nation

You must be a member of Baseball Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Baseball Nation. You should read them.

Join Baseball Nation

You must be a member of Baseball Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Baseball Nation. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker