This wasn’t the best game ever played in World Series history, but it’s certainly in the conversation…and near the top of the list.
And as thrilling as David Freese’s walkoff HR was, it’s not the best walkoff HR in World Series history, either. Sorry, Cards fans.
If there’s a downside to Derek Holland’s brilliant outing in game 4, (besides his pitiful cookie duster!) it’s that he likely won’t be available to start a potential Game 7 scheduled Thursday night in St. Louis.
“It wasn’t a Series-saving rally, but it was huge.” -Ian Kinsler
Sorry Charlie, but I couldn’t disagree more!
Of the 50 World Series that began 2-0, the team having won the first two games has gone on to win the series 40 times. That’s good for 80-percent.
So it’s hard to believe Texas would’ve rebounded from those long odds, even with the series shifting to Arlington for Game 3.
Thankfully, for those of us rooting for the Rangers, it’s still a winnable series due to a dramatic, and historic, ninth inning comeback–thanks in large part to Kinsler’s leadoff single and clutch stolen base to ignite the top of the ninth inning.