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Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

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  1. A dying quail, can’t believe it.

  2. That was a strike, Lohse never pulled the bat back.

  3. Absolutely terrible call.

  4. Great bunt by Lohse and play by Andrus.

  5. Theriot’s a pain in the neck, Albert up next, not good.

  6. now you have to worry about Pujols hitting a three run dinger even if you get Theriot.

  7. I can’t believe this. Can the Rangers just warm up Nolan Ryan?

  8. @ArkansasRedsFan: Nolan Ryan looks like he’s having heart failure.

  9. putting the winning run to pitch to the guy hitting .409 in the series… but that’s Pujols for you.

  10. Here we go. Please get freaking Berkman out.

  11. @Myles: ABsolutely. Washington would have been crucified if he had pitched to Pujols and lost the game.

  12. Aaaand of course.

  13. Holy crap.

  14. Has this ever happened in series history? A team blowing two two-run leads in the last two innings?

  15. Cards are winning it all. They can’t lose elimination games.

  16. well this does give Napoli a chance to earn that MVP award. 😆

  17. With the no doubles defense against Berkman, the Rangers actually played for a tie (rather than risking a loss on a double). Highly questionable.

  18. So now the Cardinals have been down to their last strike twice.

  19. @pinson343: Yeah, Hamilton catches that ball and the Rangers are celebrating if they are at normal depth.

  20. This game is totally insane. I’m glad I’m not a Rangers fan. I’d be dead living and dying on this one.

    I really don’t care about the Cardinal fans, they can go eat beans.

  21. @Myles: Not that I know of. Definitely not in an elimination game.

  22. Well at least Westbrook sucks.

  23. @ArkansasRedsFan: But he probably won’t have to go for too long.

  24. Thank goodness Berkman is the slowest outfielder since ‘Nam.

  25. who pitches after Feldman?

  26. @ArkansasRedsFan: Or at the least, Hamilton would have had a play at the plate.

  27. Mark Lowe getting loose.

  28. And Washington stays with Feldman. Bizarre.

  29. They just flashed it: Cardinals frist team ever in WS game to come back twice from the 9th inning on.

  30. @Myles: Nope. I wish he would’ve stayed with him, though.

  31. Should have let Feldman stay in.

  32. Bad move by Washington.

  33. This sucks. I have to be at work at 5:45 tomorrow

  34. un believe able.

  35. Cards win in 7. No way Texas comes back from that tomorrow. Luckiest team in baseball.

  36. Of course. Bringing in Lowe was like Sparky bringing in Pat Darcy to pitch to Fisk. Only Sparky didn’t have a choice when he brought in Darcy. Bringing in Lowe was just not necessary, and just plain stupid.

  37. Krazy…Freese has been a beast in the playoffs.

    I hope it doesn’t catch on and have him finally live up to that potential next year.

  38. There doesn’t seem to be any way Texas recovers from this. But I guess that’s why they play the games.

  39. Gosh I hate the Cardinals so much.

  40. Just reviewed the hilites. On Freese’s game-tying triple with 2 outs in the 9th, Nelson Cruz backed off from hitting the wall. And to catch the ball, he didn’t even have to hit the wall.

    Of course, there were a whole lot of worse defensive plays than that in the game.
    But if that play is made, game and series over.

    Coulda shoulda …..

  41. Not looking good. The pitch to Molina, that was called ball 4 to walk in a run, was just called a strike about 4 times in that inning for Carpenter.

    It was called a ball to Molina after his theatrics on an obvious strike 2.

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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