Cards come up short with runners in scoring position in Game 5
St. Louis Cardinals' Nick Punto reacts after flying out during the second inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) By Eric Gay
(BaseballStL) -- The St. Louis Cardinals were unable to capitalize with runners in scoring position in Game 5 against the Texas Rangers and it proved costly in the 4-2 loss.
The Cardinals went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position on Monday night and now trail the Rangers 3-2 in the World Series.
“You know the same guys that produce offense one day and don’t the other day,” La Russa said. “They don’t stink. We have really good hitters and so if somebody gets them out, give credit to their pitchers.”
Twice the Cardinals were unable to get a well-timed hit with the bases loaded. The Cardinals left 12 runners on base.
“We played our butts off,” La Russa said. “We tried perfect. We didn’t play perfect at times so give the other guys credit. I do.”