cardsfan04 wrote:Relief is a good word for it. I can take losing game 5, but if McCutcheon would have hit a 2R HR, that would have been too much.
Now, with the Dodgers winning, game 5 is at the same time as Blues/Blackhawks.
I agree about losing in Game 5. I'm okay with it. After all, the Pirates are a good team. But this Cards team won 97 games. To flame out after 4 in the DS would have been beyond frustrating. But to take the series 5...something about that just lets me know, win or lose, the Cards and the Pirates were a great matchup and they went to the final bell. There's no shame in that.
But also, not having to deal with that awesome Pirates crowd makes me breathe a little easier. Maybe it was me, but it seemed like the Cards were playing against the fans too. Any mistake seemed magnified because the crowd was so loud. It was a great home field advantage for Pitt. But now we don't have to deal with that.