The Cardinals were a sloppy mess in game one of the World Series on Wednesday night. They committed three errors, two by shortstop Pete Kozma. Adam Wainwright couldn’t catch a routine pop-up. This team will not win any games against the Red Sox who proved to be clutch yet again in their 8-1 win.
World Series game one was all about drama. It arrived in the bottom of the first inning when Kozma couldn’t turn a double play. The umpire initially called the runner out but reversed the call after John Farrell asked them to review and the rest of the umpires agreed it was a mistake.
This is one case in which the 6-man crew might have helped. If *that* many people agree they need to change it, they must.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 24, 2013
David Ortiz proved he can hit off any pitcher. He was robbed of a grand slam in the bottom of the second inning when Carlos Beltran caught his fly to right that Tori Hunter of the Tigers couldn’t catch even falling over the wall in game two of the ALCS. Unfortunately Beltran had to leave the game with a right rib contusion and get evaluated at a local hospital.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 24, 2013
Tough break for Beltran, who waits entire life for 1st World Series, and he leaves after 2 1/2 innings in 1st game. #STLCards.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 24, 2013
#STLCards Beltran confirmed to have left the game with a right rib contusion. Just announced in press box.
— Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) October 24, 2013
The Cardinals are ranked 30th in the MLB against LHP so it wasn’t a huge surprise they didn’t have a lot of hits. But their sloppy defense is not going to help them win any games in this series. They need to re-group and prove they want to win. Otherwise we’re in for a repeat of the 2004 World Series.