Cardinals, Beltran jump out to 6-0 lead

Daniel Descalso hit .227/.303/.324 in the regular season -- just 18 players with more than 300 at-bats had a worse OPS+.

Pete Kozma had over 2,700 plate appearances in the minor leagues. He's a career .236/.308/.344 hitter in the minors, including a .223/.286/.324 line in Triple-A.

But it's the postseason! Any ol' thing can happen in the postseason. And it looks like Descalso and Kozma are going to help the long-suffering Cardinals through the rough times. Descalso hit a one-out double down the right-field line off Madison Bumgarner, and that was followed with a ground-ball double down the left-field line from Kozma to score the third run.

On an 0-2 count, Jon Jay ripped an inside fastball to center for an RBI single. Which brought up Carlos Beltran, who is the greatest postseason hitter since David Freese, who is the greatest postseason hitter since Carlos Beltran. And Beltran drilled Madison Bumgarner's first pitch deep into the left-field seats for a two-run homer.

Bumgarner left down 6-0, and we're now a month removed from his last good start, and two months away from his last two good consecutive starts.

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