It was just not meant to be in 2013. All the talk about pulling off another legendary comeback to shock the world was just that. Talk.
The Cardinals season ends at the hands of the Red Sox, losing in six games, and they are - understandably - extremely disappointed.
“Losing’s not fun. The ultimate goal is to win it all,” Seth Maness said. “You get this far, you don’t want it to end. You never want to end the season on a loss. But it happens. One team is going to win and one team is going to lose. You don’t want to come out on this side of it.”
“Baseball is a funny game where sometimes you show up and it doesn’t matter what you do everything goes right and sometimes you show up and everything you do goes wrong,” Adam Wainwright said.
There are many areas that are to blame for the Cardinals demise in the World Series but one really stands out. They went 9-42 with runners in scoring position on offense. That’s something this team just excelled at during the regular season.
“It’s hard to explain,” Daniel Descalso said. “I don’t know if you can really explain why we weren’t as successful in those situations. You have to tip your cap to them. They pitched well and they got the big hits when they needed to.”
The time to turn the page is now. There are many decisions to make with this team looking forward to 2014.