We didn’t give up. When we talk about a hard nine, that’s the way we play. A hard nine innings. Chris Carpenter didn’t have his good stuff today, but he kept us in it. We got big key hits from Yadier Molina, a two-run double, Jimmy Edmonds with the two-run home run, and Scott Spiezio came up big twice. And, of course, Guch, So Taguchi, with that go-ahead home run. Just the resilience of this team is incredible. We never give up. That’s just the power of this team.
I definitely appreciate seeing a guy like Josh Kinney, who had a long road to the Major Leagues like I did, succeed on this stage. From Josh to Adam Wainwright to Tyler Johnson, all those guys who are rookies in our bullpen are putting in their work in the bullpen and doing their job. Those guys are coming up big for us.
Now it’s a best-of-five series, and we’ve got the next three at home. The ball is in our court now. We’ve just got to go out there and play like we did today. But we need to go out there and make sure we don’t make it too interesting, like we did today.