The St. Louis Cardinals have tied the series at one apiece, going back to St. Louis for game three, four, and five. Michael Wacha continued his white-hot pitching, although he proved that he is human. John Lackey blew a one run lead, and gave the Cardinals their momentum that they lost in game one in Boston. David Ortiz homered again, but the Cardinals prevailed 4-2.
Michael Wacha pitched six stong innings, allowing two runs, on three hits, while striking out four. He allowed a two-run home run to David Ortiz in the sixth, but was able to escape with the win, as the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the eighth. Once again, Wacha pitched very well, and continued his success this postseason. He has been absolutely dominant.
John Lackey pitched 6.1 innings, while taking the loss. He allowed three runs on five hits, while striking out six. He could not hold on to a 2-1 lead given by David Ortiz, as the Cardinals rallied back on a two-run sacrifice fly, and a RBI Single by Carlos Beltran. Lackey had the chance to give the Red Sox a huge advantage in this series, but could not, as he failed to achieve his goal.
The Cardinals now get to play in St. Louis and look to build on their recent resurgance. Perhaps game two will be the turning point in the series. Maybe the Red Sox could come back and play great baseball. This World Series has been awesome, and we are only heading to game three of it.