(BaseballSTL) -- Michael Wacha will get most of the attention for his performance in Game 2 against the Dodgers, but the work of the Cardinals bullpen cannot be overlooked.
Kevin Siegrist, Randy Choate, Carlos Martinez and Trevor Rosenthal combined for 2 1/3rd innings on Saturday and allowed no hits, no runs, no walks and struck out 5.
Martinez and Rosenthal struck out every hitter they faced. Rosenthal had his fastball clocked at 101 mph.
“That game was electric from start to finish,” said Rosenthal.”One run game, great pitching on both sides.”
Rosenthal threw 33 pitches in two full innings in Game 1 on Friday night. He didn’t get much rest between games, but clearly didn’t need much.
“I’m just trying to fit in and do my part,” said Rosenthal. “It’s just fun to be a part of right now. We have so many guys stepping up and filling the void, all you want to do is follow suit.”
The Cards bullpen pitched seven scoreless innings in the series opener. In the first two games of the NLCS the Cards pen has gone 9 1/3rd innings, given up just 3 hits, no runs and has struck out 11. They’ve combined with Wacha and Joe Kelly to keep the Dodgers off the scoreboard for the last 19 innings.