St. Louis Cardinals jerseys cheap Carlos Beltran jersey hits a single off Boston Red Sox cheap baseball jerseys jerseys starting pitcher cheap John Lackey jersey during the first inning of Game 2 of baseball World Series Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Boston.
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He singled in the first inning, then singled again to drive in the final run in the three run seventh when St. Louis capitalized on fielding blunders by Boston to erase a 2 1 deficit.
wanted to be in the lineup. I worked so hard to get to this point, Beltran said. would have to kill me in order for me to get out of the lineup.
I left the ballpark yesterday, I had very little hope that I was going to be in the lineup. Tomorrow, I know for sure I going to wake up feeling sore.
cheap Michael Wacha jersey beat cheap John Lackey jersey in a matchup of present and past rookie sensations, and this time it was the Cardinals jerseys turn to take advantage of sloppy fielding.
David Ortiz put Boston ahead in the sixth inning with a two run homer just over the Green Monster in left, ending Wacha scoreless streak at 18 innings a rookie record for a single postseason.
But then Lackey, who in 2002 with the Angels jerseys became the first rookie in 93 years to win a World Series seventh game, faltered in a three run seventh. St. Louis went ahead when cheap Matt Carpenter jersey hit a sacrifice fly that led to two runs, the second scoring on errors by catcher cheap Jarrod Saltalamacchia jersey and reliever cheap Craig Breslow jersey.
Beltran followed with an RBI single.
Throughout his career, Beltran has displayed an impressive combination of batting, power and speed. In 2,064 regular season games, he has a .283 batting average, 358 homers and 308 steals. That earned him eight All Star game selections.
But in 45 postseason games, he had never reached the World Series. Until Wednesday.
Beltran was sent to a hospital for scans Wednesday night after bruising ribs while banging into the right field fence to rob Ortiz of a grand slam.
Beltran said Thursday he was given painkillers, and he appeared to be wearing protective padding under his jersey.
is such a pro, Cardinals jerseys manager Mike Matheny said. knows how to handle when he doesn feel completely 100 percent, which he probably hasn felt since February. But he the kind of guy that knows how to make the best of what he has.
When the Series resumes Saturday night in St. Louis, Jake Peavy starts for the Red Sox jerseys and cheap Joe Kelly jersey for the Cardinals jerseys.
to get home. I know everybody is, Matheny said. championship series MVP. Wacha wasn quite as sharp in this one, allowing two runs, three hits and four walks in six innings with six strikeouts.
He threw a career high 114 pitches, and when he reached the dugout after Ortiz homer, he slammed his glove onto the bench.
Still, the rookie improved to 4 0 with a 1.00 ERA in four outings this postseason, matching the number of regular season wins he has in his brief career.
pitched outstanding, Cardinals jerseys catcher cheap Yadier Molina jersey said. one pitch, to a great hitter like Big Papi. We take our hat off to him, but I mean, he pitched good tonight.
The Cardinals jerseys hard throwing bullpen combined for one hit relief. cheap Carlos Martinez jersey got six outs, retiring cheap Mike Napoli jersey on an inning ending pop up with two on in the eighth. cheap Trevor Rosenthal jersey struck out the side in the ninth for a save, whiffing cheap Daniel Nava jersey with a 99 mph fastball to end it.
All three St. Louis pitchers were 23 or younger.
doesn surprise me. Those guys got talent, Molina said. I said before many times, they not afraid to pitch.
A night after the Cardinals jerseys made three errors in the opener and allowed the Red Sox jerseys to romp 8 1, the fielding failures were on the other side.