PostCards: World Series Game 4 – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox

The St. Louis Cardinals host the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the World Series.

Oct 22, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) speaks to the media on the day before game one of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Image Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 22, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) speaks to the media on the day before game one of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Image Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports


Overall, the Cards are 18-17 in Game 4s. During the World Series, they hold a 10-8 mark in Game 4, with a 5-5 record at home. The last Game 4 win came in 2006 against the Detroit Tigers.

In nine prior World Series in which the Cards started with a 2-1 record, they went on to win eight championships. Upon taking a 3-1 lead, the Cards have won three out of five. Upon being tied 2-2 after Game 4, the Cards have won 8 of 10 championships.

In games played on October 27th, the Cards hold a 2-2 record. They lost the World Series in 1985 and 2004. In 2006, they won their 10th championship. Two years ago saw the classic Game 6 in which the Cards were down to their last strike not once but twice. Both times, David Freese came through to keep the Cards in contention.

Cardinals Lineup:
Matt Carpenter (2B)
Carlos Beltran (RF)
Matt Holliday (LF)
Matt Adams (1B)
Yadier Molina (C)
Jon Jay (CF)
David Freese (3B)
Daniel Descalso (SS)
Lance Lynn (P)

Red Sox Lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury (CF)
Daniel Nava (RF)
Dustin Pedroia (2B)
David Ortiz (1B)
Jonny Gomes (LF)
Xander Bogaerts (3B)
Stephen Drew (SS)
David Ross (C)
Clay Bucholz (P)

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  • Daniel Solzman

    Almost underway. Does not appear that they will show the pregame ceremony that honors the 1967 team. Or Gibby’s ceremonial first pitch

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    Red Sox go down in order to start the game.

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    Lynn only needed 13 pitches to get through the inning.

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    Cards go down in order in the bottom of the first

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    Bucholz has yet to hit 90 on the radar tonight

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    Sox GIDP in the 2nd

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    Thanks to the GIDP, Red Sox go down in order in the 2nd

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    Lynn at 23 pitches through 2 innings

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    Yadi takes it to the wall with a 1-out double. Anyone else would have had a triple. It was the first pitch from Clay that was over 90 mph.

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    Jay walks and Freese just stands there looking and called for the third strike. If it were the 2011 version of Freese, I would have felt better with him in the box.

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    Descalso grounds out to end the 2nd inning.

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    Sox go down 1-2-3 to end the 3rd inning. Lynn only needed 11 pitches.

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    After getting to 2nd following a bad hop, Marp scores on Beltran’s single

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    There was an error on the Carpenter hit

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    Adams ends the inning but the Cards take a 1-0 lead in the 3rd

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    50 pitches even for Lynn, who gets the K to end the 4th inning

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    Jay gets on with his 2nd walk of the night

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    Freese gets on during a force out. He advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch

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    Descalso IBB. Two on for Lynn

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    Lance flies out to RF. Had Nava been deeper, that’s easily a run right there.

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    Bases loaded. No outs. Stephen Drew at bat. Maness throwing in the pen

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    Lynn through 69 pitches in the 5th

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    Drew flies out to Holliday but the throw home was just offline a but. Tie game.

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    Lynn gets out of the jam

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    Ortiz UIBB after Pedroia gets on with a single. I think it was the right decision with a runner on.

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    Maness enters in relief and Gomes goes yard for a 3 run home run.

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    Cards get nothing accomplished in the 6th inning. Only 9 more opportunities tonight to try and get a 3-1 lead entering Game 5

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    Maness is done and Choate is coming in in the 7th with 2 outs

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    Shane Robinson comes through with a PH double. Had Descalso taken what would have been Ball 4 instead of swinging, it could be a completely different ballgame with 1 out rather than 2 outs.

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    Marp with a key hit there to score Shane from second. Red Sox now lead 4-2

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    Beltran walks and Breslow is done. Holliday now steps in to the plate looking for a repeat of his performance from last night

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    In what would have been a big clutch hit for Holliday, he grounds out to 2nd to end the 7th inning

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    Axford gets the strikeout to end the inning

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    Molina at 2nd following another Red Sox error in the bottom of the 8th

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    Yadi goes to 3rd on a wild pitch. Freese at bat following Jay’s pop-up.

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    Freese is really slumping. He grounded out and left Yadi on 3rd to end the inning.

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    We head to the bottom of the 9th inning with the 8-9-1 hitters.

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    A healthy Allen Craig would have made it to 2nd base on that deep fly ball to right field. Kolten Wong pinch runs for Craig.

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    Wong picked off. Game over.

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