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Cardinalsí defense woeful



St. Louis Cardinals hats & merchandise The San Francisco Giants have won the last two National League Championship Series games to tie the series against St. Louis and force a decisive Game Seven.   Tonight’s game at San Francisco is crucial with the winner advancing to the 108th World Series to meet the Detroit Tigers.

While both teams have demonstrated their strengths, weaknesses in the field have plagued both teams during the NLCS. San Francisco and St. Louis have committed four errors during this series; but the errors by St. Louis have caused more damage.

The Giants have put up four-run innings in three of the six games played thus far. In Game Two of the series, the Giants scored four runs in the fourth inning following an error by pitcher Chris Carpenter and an outfield miscue by Matt Holliday.   In Game Five, starting pitcher Lance Lynn made an errant throw that led to four Giants tallies in the fourth inning.

Game Six saw the Giants put up another four-spot in the second inning, kicked off by a botched ground ball by the Cardinals' shortstop Pete Kozma.

In six games of the NLCS, the Cardinals have given up 26 runs to the Giants.  Ten of those runs have been unearned, more than one third of the run total. On the flipside, heading into Game Seven, the Giants defense has yet to yield an unearned run.  



By: Karen L. Willdermood Staff Writer