While the St. Louis Cardinals knew they’d have their work cut out for them in Game 6 of the 2013 World Series, they probably didn’t expect to shoot themselves in the foot.
Multiple times throughout the series, the Cardinals have found themselves on the wrong end of their own mental errors – tonight being no different.
If it wasn’t poor defense in Game 1, it was poor base running in Game 4. And if it wasn’t poor base running, it was, you guessed it – poor defense.
St. Louis was far from a good defensive team in the regular season and it’s shown during the World Series as the Cardinals botched a relatively easy rundown against Jacoby Ellsbury during Game 6 by simply being out of place.
As Ellsbury was attempting to steal, the speedy Red Sox outfielder was picked off which lead to a back and forth between the Cardinals infield. Things were going well until pitcher, Kevin Siegrist, involved himself and was no place near first base, allowing Ellsbury to return safely.