Fernando Salas

November 22, 2013: Cardinals trade Freese and Salas for Bourjos and Grichuk

Less than 25 months after David Freese’s game-winning home run landed in the grass beyond the center-field wall at Busch Stadium to end Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, the Cardinals traded their hometown hero and the architect of the greatest postseason moment in franchise history. On November 22, 2013, the Cardinals traded Freese …

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October 12, 2011: Cardinals’ bullpen stars in NLCS Game 3 win

Early in the 2011 season, a five-inning start from Chris Carpenter wouldn’t have been enough for the Cardinals and their beleaguered bullpen. By October, however, the Cardinals’ once-shaky bullpen had become key to their success, as evidenced by the four innings of scoreless relief provided by Fernando Salas, Lance Lynn, Marc Rzepczynski, and Jason Motte …

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October 2, 2011: Cardinals rally vs. Cliff Lee to win Game 2 of the NLDS

Things could not have looked much worse for the Cardinals early in Game 2 of their 2011 National League Division Series match-up against the Phillies. One day earlier, they lost the series opener 11-6 as Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, a graduate of Wildwood’s Lafayette High School, launched a three-run homer as part of a …

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June 4-5, 2011: Albert Pujols hits back-to-back walk-off home runs against the Cubs

Heading into the Cardinals’ three-game, early-June series against the Chicago Cubs, Albert Pujols was experiencing a power outage. By the time the Cardinals left Busch Stadium with three victories – including back-to-back walk-off home runs – he had reminded everyone once again why Tony La Russa considered Pujols to be the greatest player he had …

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