Cardinals one-two hitters continue to come up short in World Series

Cardinals one-two hitters continue to come up short in World Series

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St. Louis Cardinals' Ryan Theriot reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of Game 4 of baseball's National League championship series against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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by BaseballStL

BaseballStL

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:50 PM

(BaseballStL) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have many reasons as to why they did not win the World Series, but none may be as important than the lack of productivity from the number one and two hitters in the batting order.

The Cardinals one and two hitters combined to hit 5-for-48 and scored only four runs and struck out eight times in front of the most-feared slugger, Albert Pujols, in the World Series.

Pujols was walked nine times (five intentional) and was 6-for-23 with three home runs and six RBIs in the World Series.
 

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