World Series Game 6: Rangers Score Go-Ahead Run Following Another Error

In the top of the fourth inning, Cardinals reliever Fernando Salas induced a leadoff pop-up from Nelson Cruz. Matt Holliday dropped the ball, and Cruz wound up scoring.

In the top of the fifth inning, Cardinals reliever Fernando Salas induced a leadoff pop-up from Josh Hamilton. David Freese dropped the ball, and Hamilton wound up scoring.

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It didn't glance off the edge. It's as if Freese loaded his glove with tiny springs.

Anyway, Hamilton reached first base safely and scored when Michael Young followed the error with a double to the left-center gap. Hamilton didn't run like a guy playing through an injury, racing all the way around three bases.

The double made it 4-3 Texas. It could've and should've been worse. Adrian Beltre and Cruz made outs, but then Salas was ordered to intentionally walk Mike Napoli. That brought up pinch-hitter David Murphy - in for Craig Gentry - and Murphy drew a walk to load the bases.

Bases loaded, two outs, one-run game, World Series. Derek Holland had been throwing in the bullpen. Ron Washington allowed Colby Lewis to bat.


I literally don't know if I've ever seen a manager make a worse decision than that.

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