Busch Stadium Sees Its Last Game
The Cardinals had one problem during game six. it wasn't a health problem, it was an Astros problem. One Astro in particular dominated the Cardinals. The obstacle was Astro's player Roy Oswalt, the series most valuable player. He struck out six Cardinals in seven innings during game six and allowed only four balls out of the infield.
"His fastball is very tough to hit. He likes to pitch it you know elevation in the zone and its hard to catch up and then he throws the one down the one he struck me out on," said David Eckstein, Cardinals Shortstop.
Oswalt's antics took the air out of the final game at Busch Stadium and left the Cardinals looking a little flat.
"He pitched outstanding. And as long as this game is played, when the pitcher out there is pitching that way, you're not going to do much. It makes your team look like what's going on, you can't get on base, can't string any hits together. Just outstanding pitching. I think Oswalt was one of the differences," said Tony Larusa, Cardinals Manager.
Whatever the difference, the Cardinals end their final season at Busch Stadium in the National League Championship Series. Next season, the Cardinals will start the journey all over again. They will be coming off back to back one hundred win seasons and entering a brand new home.
With the Astros taking on the White Sox in this year's World Series, that means eight different teams have made the World Series in the last four years.