World Series Game 3: Cardinals Score Big Insurance In Fifth

Prior to tonight, here's what Rangers long reliever Scott Feldman had done in the playoffs:

Year W L ERA G IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP BF
2011 0 0 0.00 1 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 11
2011 1 0 0.00 3 5.2 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 19
2011 0 0 0.00 1 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
1 Season (3 Series) 1 0 0.00 5 10.1 4 0 0 0 0 10 1 36
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/22/2011.


Good, right? Five scoreless appearances, with five total baserunners allowed. That's straight up Rivera-ian, except Feldman was handling a couple innings at a time.

Well Feldman's numbers ain't so pretty so more. Feldman took over for starter Matt Harrison with two outs in the top of the fourth. At that point, it was 5-0 Cardinals. Feldman returned to the mound in the top of the fifth, with the score 5-3 Cardinals. The Rangers badly wanted Feldman to come through with a shutdown inning.

Single
Walk
Walk
Ground out
Double

Whoops! The Cardinals got back the three runs the Rangers had just scored, with Yadier Molina delivering the big blow with a two-run line drive double to left that just stayed fair. That boosted the St. Louis lead to 8-3.


No further damage was done, but while Rangers Ballpark is a hitter's ballpark, that was a demoralizing frame for the hosts.

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