RAIN DELAY??

Seriously, can you ever predicted that a RAIN DELAY would postpone 2 games during primetime. WOW. No words, just no words.

I mean, the St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants game 3 was a victim to the rain delay first. They managed to play the majority of the game before Mother Nature took over.

The game was a pitchers duel. At first glance that is. But When you calculate in the rain delay, you get a misguided feel of how the game went down. The Giants opened the scoring in the 3rd, getting a run on Pablo Sandoval’s RIB groundout. The Giants could have scored more in the frame, but a double play ended up saving Kyle Lohse. In the bottom half of the inning, the Cardinals took that momentum from the double play and parlayed that into a 2 run lead with a home run from Matt Carpenter.

My bad, forgot to tell you that the hottest hitter in this playoffs, also setting career postseason records in the process, got hurt and left the game. So this was Matt Carpenter’s first at-bat since coming into the game. Down 1-0 to the Giants and ace Matt Cain, Carpenter took Cain deep to right to put the Cards up 2-1. Really. Is there some kind of magic the Cardinals have that they are taking. I don’t get it.

Back to the game. In the 7th inning, Mother Nature came, and right smack dab in the middle of a rally by the Cardinals. First came the bases loaded RBI groundout by reserve Shane Robinson, then Matt Cain was taken out of game for reliever Javier Lopez. Then came the downpour and game 3 was delayed. After a little wait, it was time for the Yankees and Tigers. Wait for it, wait for it. DELAYED. This is unfortunate. 2 game in primetime delayed for rain. The weather here in New York was nice! What gives?

End result, Yankees live for another day, not because they won, but because Mother Nature saved them.

The Giants and Cardinals played the end of the 7th inning, mid-rally from the Cardinals. Javier Lopez was finally able to throw his first pitch, and he got out of the jam quickly. After 2 innings of not mustering a hit against closer Jason Motte, the Giants fell 3-1 to the Cardinals. Game 4 today, right after the ALCS game 4. Let’s GOOOO!!!!

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