Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player: St. Louis Cardinals
Every Tuesday Sports Grind Entertainment presents you with the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player of the Week. This week the recipient of this prestigious honor goes to the St. Louis Cardinals won a remarkable World Series they weren’t even supposed to reach, beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 with another key hit by hometown star David Freese and six gutty innings from Chris Carpenter. This allowed the Cardinals to capture their 11th World Series crown. Texas had not lost consecutive games since August but the two defeats at Busch Stadium cost manager Ron Washington and the Rangers a chance to win their first title in the franchise’s 51-year history. Instead, Texas became the first team to lose the Series two straight years since Atlanta Braves in 1991-92.
This marked the ninth straight time the home team had won Game 7 in the World Series. The Cardinals won their first championship since 2006, and gave Tony La Russa his third World Series title. They got there by beating Philadelphia Phillies in the first round of the NL playoffs, capped by Carpenter outdueling Roy Halladay 1-0 in the deciding Game 5, and then topping Milwaukee Brewers in the NL championship series.
Congratulations St. Louis Cardinals you are this weeks Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player.