The St. Louis Cardinals headed to the ninth inning of Game 1 of the Wild Card round with a 2-0 lead over the Philadelphia Phillies.
They were playing in St. Louis against a sellout crowd supporting the Cards.
A shocking turn of events took place, and the Phillies scored six unexpected runs to take the lead and eventually get the victory.
They were just two outs away from starting the WC series with a 1-0 lead, but instead, couldn’t close out the Phillies and are heading to Saturday facing elimination.
“Entering today, the Cardinals were 93-0 in their playoff history when leading by 2+ runs heading to the 9th. Thanks to the @Phillies, they are now 93-1,” ESPN tweeted on Friday afternoon.
Entering today, the Cardinals were 93-0 in their playoff history when leading by 2+ runs heading to the 9th.
— ESPN (@espn) October 7, 2022
When Rhys Hoskins struck out swinging in the top of the ninth with one out and nobody on, the Cardinals’ win probability was at a shockingly high 96.4 percent.
In baseball, however, it ain’t over ’til it’s over.
A Shocking Loss For The Cardinals
Ryan Helsley was the one who lost the game in the ninth.
The first run for the Phillies came when Alec Bohm was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring J.T. Realmuto.
But the rally wouldn’t end there.