Inside the disastrous, 33-pitch inning that pretty much ended the Cardinals' season

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Inside the disastrous, 33-pitch inning that pretty much ended the Cardinals' season
Inside the disastrous, 33-pitch inning that pretty much ended the Cardinals' season

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Follow on Twitter WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis Cardinals threw 23,884 pitches in the regular season. They threw 756 more in eliminating the Braves in the division series. It took just 33 pitches in the third inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series for their season to unravel, however, sending the Cardinals to the brink of elimination against the Washington Nationals. Here's how one frustrating inning, full of some bad luck and some ground balls with eyes, unfolded: Pitch No. 4: Down two games in the series but with ace Jack Flaherty

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