Freese Forces Game 7 For Cards in Walk-Off winon October 28th, 2011 at 8:37 am
Cardinals Forces a Game 7 With Rangers
David Freese came up big in game 7, helping the St. Louis Cardinals avoid elimination. Freese who grew up in St. Louis was a true hometown hero, being clutch when his team and city needed him.
The Texas Rangers where within moments of winning their first World Series, TWICE. The Rangers had a 7-4 lead in the seventh but weren’t able to hold that lead for the win. Their lead was erased by a home-run from Allen Craig in the eighth, and a game tying triple from Freese that brought home two runners in the bottom of the ninth. Freese triple brought the game into extra innings. The Rangers had another opportunity to close out the series with a 9-7 lead in the tenth, but the Cardinals were able to tie it again. Both teams scoring two runs in the tenth inning made this game maybe one of most exciting games in postseason history. Freese capped off all the excitement with one of the best plays I have seen in baseball. It was a walk-off home-run on baseball’s biggest stage.
“Growing up or whatever, and you see stuff like that happen, those become memories,” Freese said after the game. The Cardinals third baseman created a memory of his own that will last through the ages with his legendary performance.