Tag:Dave McKay
Posted on: October 21, 2011 1:49 am
 

En route to a classic?

ST. LOUIS -- Two World Series games. Two well-played, one-run games.

You never know, but this could be the start of something great.

"It was fun," Rangers first baseman Michael Young said following Texas' 2-1 Game 2 win Thursday. "Dave McKay [Cardinals first-base coach] came up to me in the eighth or ninth inning and said something like, 'Competition at its finest.' And I said, 'Yeah, this is fun, isn't it?'

"That's exactly what it is. Fun."

The game was scoreless through six innings. The only other time in World Series history the first two games have even been scoreless through three came in 1961 when the Yankees and Reds did it.

Of course, by the end of the ninth, it was the Rangers who were having the most fun. Staring at an 0-2 hole heading back to Texas, the fact that they were able to squeeze two ninth-inning runs out of the rigid St. Louis bullpen to even the series could be a series-changer.

"It's huge," shortstop Elvis Andrus said. "We came here for sure wanting to get a win so we could get back home with a chance to win. It was a pretty good game. Jaime Garcia did a really good job.

"Our approach was let him pitch, because he gets wild. He didn't get wild."

But the ninth inning did, and this series could.

Fasten your seatbelts.
 
 
 
 
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