2018 NLDS. St.Louis vs Colorado

GAme 1. St.Louis 7 at Colorado 0. 

Kolten Wong went deep and had 3 RBI at Coors Field as the St. Louis Cardinals  beat the Colorado Rockies 7 to 0.  In the top of the 3rd inning St. Louis went on top for good with 2 runs on 2  hits.  Wong got things going when he ripped a solo home run.  Miles Mikolas
dug into the batters box next, but he struck out.  Matt Carpenter then  smashed a bases-empty 'big-fly'.  That was all the runs Mikolas(2-0) needed. St. Louis had 11 hits for the game and Colorado had 5.   German Marquez(2-1) was the loser.  He surrended 3 homeruns in his 5 and 1/3  innings.

GAme 2. St.Louis 4 at Colorado 7 ...Trevor Story connected with a 'big fly' as the Colorado Rockies beat the St.Louis Cardinals by a score of 7 to 4.  St. Louis was unable to claim the lead after Colorado went ahead in the 2nd
inning when they came up with 3 runs on 3 hits.  The key at-bat was by Kyle Freeland who made the crowd happy when he doubled plating two runs.  Colorado totaled 9 hits on the night. Freeland(2-1) got the win allowing 4 runs in 6 innings. Freeland got help from
Wade Davis who earned his 2nd save.  Michael Wacha(1-1) ended up with the loss.  He gave up 6 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings.  

Game 3. Colorado 0 at St.Louis 2. Jack Flaherty(3-0) and Tyler Anderson(1-2) treated the St. Louis fans to a fine pitching duel at Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals eventually emerged as victors over the Colorado Rockies by the score of 2 to
0. Flaherty was in control of the game from the outset. He didn't give up much, just 3 hits and 3 walks in 6 and 2/3 innings. Flaherty chalked up 8 strikeouts reducing his ERA from 1.29 to 0.87. Both teams' bats went to
sleep after the 3rd inning with no runs scored after that point.Jordan Hicks earned the save, his 2nd.

Game 4. Colorado 1 at St.Louis 0. Excellent pitching match up in this one tonight and it was one for the ages to force a fifth and deciding game in the best of five series.  In a game for the baseball purist, German Marquez(3-1) and Miles Mikolas(2-1)
squared off in a tense pitching duel, Colorado Rockies finally emerged victorious over St. Louis Cardinals, 1 to 0. Marquez was in control of the game from the outset. He allowed only 3 hits and 3 walks in 7 innings lowering his ERA from 3.32 to 2.42. Colorado had
only 5 hits for the game. Wade Davis earned his 3rd save.

GAme 5. St.Louis 4 at Colorado 1. Jose Martinez hit 2 doubles and Daniel Poncedeleon came through with a solid 4 and one third innings as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Colorado Rockies by the score of 5 to 1 at Coors Field.
 St. Louis came up with 3 runs in the top of the 3rd inning with the help of 3 hits.  They would prove to be the difference in the contest.  Both teams' bats went to sleep after the 4th inning with no runs scored after that point.
 The win went to Poncedeleon(1-0) who allowed no runs in 4 and 1/3 innings. Kyle Freeland(2-2) was tagged with the loss.  He allowed St. Louis 5 runs in 3 and 1/3 innings of work.  

ST.LOUIS CARDINALS WIN THE BEST OF FIVE SERIES 3-2

 

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