Cardinals Defeat Dodgers, Advance to World SeriesBy: Jennifer Curra - October 19, 2013
Fans of the St. Louis Cardinals are cheering today. Game 6 of the NL championship series proved fruitful for the St. Louis Cardinals as the team advanced to the World Series after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers, which grosses the second highest payroll within the league with an astonishing combined total of $220 million (9-0). This win serves as the 19th NL pennant for the Cardinals, where the team will go on to compete against either the Boston Red Sox or the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday for Game 1 of the World Series.
Carlos Beltran shared his enthusiasm over his team’s win. “I’m so happy right now. We did it as a team. We fought hard, we worked hard all season long and thank god we’re here,” he said.
The game was won, in part, due to the incredible pitching skills of relative newbie Michael Wacha (who was the 19th pick in the 1st round of the 2012 amateur draft).
Starter Joe Kelly had nothing but positive things to say about right-handed Michael Wacha. “There’s not anything you can’t say about him [Michael Wacha]. He’s just going out there and pitching his butt off right now and as you can see he’s just a pretty damn good pitcher,” Joe Kelly said.
Though there are high expectations for the team, fans of the Cardinals stick by their players through thick and thin, even through the loss of Game 5 and now the win of Game 6.[Images Via Facebook Page For the St. Louis Cardinals]