Cardinals strike first vs. wild C.J. Wilson

October, 24, 2011
ARLINGTON, Texas – C.J. Wilson’s wild streak stung him again this postseason.

Back-to-back walks to begin the second inning allowed the Cardinals to strike first in Game 5. Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman both scored after getting free passes from Wilson, who has allowed 16 walks in 23 postseason innings.

Some sloppy fielding didn’t help Wilson’s cause in the inning. Berkman advanced to third when left fielder David Murphy committed an error on Yadier Molina’s RBI single. First baseman Mitch Moreland bobbled a grounder, ruining a chance to throw Berkman out at the plate or prevent him from going home.

However, Murphy more than made up for his error with a diving catch of Nick Punto’s sinking line drive to end the inning.

Cardinals 2, Rangers 0 in the middle of the second.



You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


Fitzsimmons and Durrett: Jon Daniels

Rangers GM Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to tackle the tough questions after his team failed to advance to the playoffs.

Galloway & Company: Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss having Nelson Cruz back in the lineup and how the Rangers are feeling heading into their wild-card play-in game against the Rays.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Jim Bowden

ESPN Insider and senior MLB analyst Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the wild-card race and the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs.

Fitzsimmons and Durrett: Chuck Cooperstein

Chuck Cooperstein joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why he feels Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish isn't an ace.

Galloway & Company: Elvis Andrus

Elvis Andrus joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Rangers' stretch run and the morale level in their clubhouse.

Galloway & Company: Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, including the team's struggles, Ron Washington's job security and a rumored trade with the Braves.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Ron Washington

Ron Washington joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Rangers' dismal September, who's to blame for their September struggles and his status as the team's manager.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Fire Wash?

Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss how some people are calling for the Rangers to fire manager Ron Washington.


Leonys Martin
.315 1 9 4
HRR. Chirinos 2
RBIL. Martin 9
RE. Andrus 11
OPSS. Choo .827
WM. Perez 3
ERAY. Darvish 0.82
SOY. Darvish 23