October 16, 2011: Cardinals win the National League championship

The St. Louis Cardinals weren’t supposed to be here. Not after Adam Wainwright went down with a season-ending injury in spring training. Not after they fell 10 games behind the Brewers in the National League Central Division and 10 ½ games behind the Braves in the wild card standings on August 24. Yet somehow, theyContinue reading “October 16, 2011: Cardinals win the National League championship”

October 5, 2011: Rally Squirrel and David Freese emerge as postseason heroes

With the Cardinals’ backs against the wall in Game 4 of the 2011 NLDS, David Freese and the Rally Squirrel made their debuts as postseason heroes. Down two games to one in the best-of-five series following a 3-2 loss in Game 3, the Cardinals needed back-to-back wins to keep their season alive. That was aContinue reading “October 5, 2011: Rally Squirrel and David Freese emerge as postseason heroes”

September 21, 2011: David Freese’s game-winning home run pulls Cardinals within 1 1/2 games of the Braves

David Freese made a habit of coming through with big, two-out hits in the fall of 2011. While Freese stunned the Rangers – and all of baseball – with his clutch performance in the World Series, the Cardinals got their first glimpse of Freese’s penchant for the dramatic on September 21, when his three-run homeContinue reading “September 21, 2011: David Freese’s game-winning home run pulls Cardinals within 1 1/2 games of the Braves”

July 21, 2012: Cardinals tie franchise record with 12-run rally vs. Cubs

On July 21, 2012, a single inning proved the difference between the Cardinals and Cubs. It just turned out to be one heck of an inning. The Cardinals broke a scoreless tie in the seventh inning with a 12-run, 10-hit outburst that led to a 12-0 win and launched the Redbirds into the record books.Continue reading “July 21, 2012: Cardinals tie franchise record with 12-run rally vs. Cubs”