For four consecutive games in two consecutive years, they have failed to close out the National League Championship Series and make it to the World Series while on the verge winning the pennant. Ahead three games to one against the San Francisco Giants last season, the Cardinals couldn’t manage to win one more and advance to the fall classic. In three opportunities, they failed. In three opportunities they got schellacked by scores of 5-0, 6-1 and 9-0.
|Joe Kelly started for St. Louis in game 5 today. He went 5 innings and allowed four runs, taking the loss. (photo by Richard Mackson/USA Today Sports)
|Adrian Gonzalez hit two homers in today's 6-4 Dodger win over the Cardinals in game five of the NLCS. (Photo by Richard Mackson.USA Today Sports)