Why in the world did St. Louis Cardinals walk Miguel Cabrera to pitch to Jeimer Candelario?
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Detroit Tigers earned their most exciting win of the season Thursday night, scoring five runs in the final inning to steal a game from the St. Louis Cardinals. Game situationThe Tigers trailed the Cardinals 3-1 heading into the seventh and final inning of the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader. St. Louis held a 3-2 lead with runners on second and third and no outs. Shildt’s decisionHere’s where it got weird: Shildt decided to intentionally walk Miguel Cabrera to load the bases for Jeimer Candelario.
Next 4 Detroit Tigers games postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak in St. Louis Cardinals organization
DETROIT The upcoming four-game series between the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals has been postponed due to an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Cardinals organization. The Cardinals were scheduled to play four games at Comerica Park this week -- one on Tuesday, two on Wednesday and one on Thursday. Originally the final two games were scheduled to be played in St. Louis, but the Cardinals were expected to instead play them as the home team in Detroit after the outbreak. The Tigers next scheduled series is in Pittsburgh for three games against the Pirates Friday through Sunday. MLB plans for the Cardinals to resume playing Friday against the Chicago Cubs in St. Louis.