World Series 2013: Hope Is Not All Lost for St. Louis

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World Series 2013: Hope Is Not All Lost for St. Louis

“This will be legendary.”

Those were the prophetic words from Cardinal’s ace Adam Wainwright when describing how the World Series will wrap-up in Boston.

Gutsy words from a pitcher who just took a hard-luck loss in Game 5, effectively forcing the Cardinals’ hands when they return to Beantown tonight for Game 6.

After coughing up a 2-1 series lead and taking back-to-back losses at home it would seem that the likelihood of the Cardinals winning the entire series is probably hovering around the team’s collective batting average.

The offense just isn’t there. The defense has been just as bad and it’s been costly. The bottom of the order have been virtually guaranteed outs.

It’s win-or-go-home time for the Cardinals. There are no more second chances, no more excuses. The “we have to be better” mantra has to translate onto the field. They have no choice but to “be better."

The Boston Red Sox have proven that they have the motivation and the wherewithal to win important games, and they don’t come any bigger than winning that elusive fourth game at the very end of October.

But the Cardinals are not bent out of shape, and they have all the tools required to force a Game 7. Here are a few advantages the Cards have that should keep fans hopeful for Games 6 and 7.

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