St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Motte throws during the ninth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum
(BaseballStL) -- St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jason Motte entered Game 2 with only allowing one hit and no runs to the previous 28 batters he had faced. Things changed for the dominant reliever on Thursdsay.
Motte entered Game 2 in the top of the 9th with a 1-0 lead against the Texas Rangers and allowed the only two batters he faced to get on base with singles. The two batters, Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus, would eventually score the tying and winning runs on sacrifice flies. Albert Pujols was charged with an error that allowed Andrus to advance to second base.
Motte’s ERA went from 0.00 to 1.00 during this postseason. It was Motte’s first blown since September 16 against the Philadelphia Phillies.