Cardinals walk it off in 9th inning

Thus far, it has been an up-and-down year for the St. Louis Cardinals.

While it hasn’t been a terrible season, they have been in the middle of the pack in the National League Central, and currently sit at seven games behind the Chicago Cubs (20-6) for first place.

Last night, they faced off against the Philadelphia Phillies in the third game of a four-game series.

Heading into the ninth inning, the Cardinals, who entered the game at 13-14, were behind 4-3. Cardinal Nation was beginning to worry that the offense, who was one of baseball’s best in April, would sputter once again.

Not this time, however.

With Kolten Wong on first to start the bottom of the ninth, Matt Adams launched a shot off the top of the wall, sending the second baseman to third. Stephen Piscotty then hit the game-tying single, before 36-year old Matt Holliday hit a single of his own to win the game.

“That guy’s a sinker ball pitcher, and I thought he might try to pitch me in,” Holliday said after collecting his eighth career walk-off RBI. “So I wanted to see a pitch and was just trying to hit a ball hard. It was an important game for us to win.”

On Thursday, Jaime Garcia and Jerad Eickhoff will get the start on the mound for the Cardinals and Phillies, respectively.


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