"MIRACLE MEN: Relentless Cardinals advance to NLCS by stunning Nationals"
"Veteran St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter handed shortstop Pete Kozma a bottle of champagne, and before insisting that the rookie pop the first cork, the veteran right-hander had one thing he first needed to say to the team.
"I told you that when we came back," Carpenter began, "that's it's going to be the most epic [comeback] ever."
Upon Carpenter's finish, the same team that wouldn't go away last October began celebrating its refusal to do so again. The Cards -- down to their final out, their final strike five times -- stunned the Washington Nationals by scoring four two-out runs, capping a comeback as improbable as the one they made in a World Series elimination game against the Rangers last October. From a six-run hole, the Cardinals emerged with a 9-7 victory in a win-or-go home National League Division Series Game 5 on Friday night. It was the largest comeback in a winner-take-all game in postseason history.
The comeback marked the Cardinals’ sixth consecutive win in a make-or-break postseason game. It was completely in character for a team that has meshed talent with the more important ingredient of relentlessness."
We'll post the lineup, uh playlist afterward. "I just can't describe what happened," Carlos Beltran added. "Honestly. It just happened so fast."