2019 rewind: A Wrigley Field sweep as Cards round off the Cubs
Hall of Famer Rick Hummel picks 20 video games that defined the St. Louis Cardinals 2019 season. We exist highlights of those games in sequential order. Today we cover a four-game sweep in Chicago that was the key to the season.
Sept.19 Matt Carpenter homers in 10 th for 5-4 win.
Flaherty pitches 8 outstanding innings, strikes out eight as Cardinals broaden their lead (eventually) on Cubs with a 5-4 triumph in the 10 th inning. However Wong sustained a left hamstring injury.
Sept.20 Yadier Molina drives in two in 2-1 win.
These Cubs were expected to be a dynasty. Now the Cardinals are back on top, just like Yadier Molina expected them to be when his social media spat with Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant poured gas on a rivalry that had leaned in Chicago’s direction since the 2015 postseason.
Sept, 21 Molina and DeJong hit back-to-back homers off Craig Kimbrel in ninth for 9-8 win.
On the first two pitches of the ninth inning, the Cardinals hit back-to-back home runs versus Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel to tie the video game and then take the game. Yadier Molina’s homer followed by Paul DeJong’s sent out the Cardinals to a win in the longest nine-inning video game in Wrigley Field history.
Sept.22 Cardinals score two in ninth for 3-2 win.
Jose Martinez’s pinch-hit triple and Paul Goldschmidt’s RBI double key a rally for a 3-2 success Sunday. : Hurt infielder Wong reduces back on his push for activity, eyes a return for the last regular-season series.
Champagne in the clubhouse goes mostly untouched because, as starting pitcher Miles Mikolas said, ‘We have actually grown fish to fry and larger dreams to make occur. Playoff berth is great. … We want the division. That’s what we’re going to get.’
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