Monday, September 21, 2015
Play To Win
With a 2-run bottom of the 8th inning tonight at Busch Stadium the Cardinals defeated the Reds 2 - 1 in 2:34. This game was a perfect example of a team that knows how to win and a team that doesn't. There really was no way the Redbirds should have won this game. The Reds starting pitcher, a rookie whose only Major League win was against the Cards, was dealing. We said in the truck at the time that he was replaced that we didn't think this change was a good idea. It wasn't. The Reds lost. There were examples throughout this game of the Reds playing "not to lose." A team must play to win. If a team does not play this way they will lose. Proven tonight.