Cardinals-Rangers Game 6: Memories of 1986

Well, that was a pretty good game. Did anyone else have flashbacks of another Game 6, you know, that game in 1986?

Just like in 1986 when the Mets were down by two runs and down to their last strike (except that was in the tenth inning), the Cardinals were able to score two runs to tie the score in the ninth. I thought for sure they would win it right then and there just like the Mets did, but they could not.

Then after Josh Hamilton’s two-run homer in the tenth, I thought the Cardinals were done. But they came back to score two more runs to send the game in the 11th, where David Freese would end it with a home run (below).

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In many ways this was a greater comeback than 1986 — the Cards had to come back from two runs down twice. Now St. Louis has to finish things off in Game 7 like the Mets did. If not, this comeback will be the equivalent in Cardinal history that Endy Chavez’s catch in Game 7 of the NLCS is in Mets history — an unbelievable moment that extended things a bit but ultimately ended in a series defeat.

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