Stopping the Boston momentum was the most important job the Cardinals had to do entering game two. And all things considered, there was no better man available to do the job than Michael Wacha.
As the St. Louis Cardinals face the final weekend of the National League Championship Series, and the baseball year as a whole rolls into its final go around shortly, the show still goes on, regardless of outcome.
The heroics of Carlos Beltran in the month of October are nothing new. However, in last night’s game one of the National League Championship Series, he had his signature effort as a Cardinal during the season’s final month.
Youth has been served this season for the Cardinals, as the prophecy of their top ranked minor league system was fulfilled. But moving forward, there are even more young Birds that have a chance to make a breakthrough impact next season.
The big question regarding the Cardinals going ahead is how will all of the assets they have fit into one roster. One thing that is for certain is that the biggest variable is the team’s most versatile player, Matt Carpenter.