The 2011 National League Championship Series is a best-of-seven playoff that pits the St. Louis Cardinals against the Milwaukee Brewers. It is the 42nd NLCS in league history. The game is being televised on NBC. Fans are expected to show up in droves to watch this exciting game.
The Red Sox led off the game with a run in the first. It was a two-run lead after one inning. The game was tied at 1-1 after two. The Red Sox had four hits. They were one out away from a win, but couldn’t capitalize on the lead.
Game one of the National League Championship Series was held at Miller Park. The Milwaukee Brewers took on the St. Louis Cardinals. This game was important for both teams because the Brewers held home field advantage. However, the Cardinals’ offense was strong and they hit some big hits.
Skip Schumaker was ruled out of the NLCS with an oblique strain. That means Nick Punto and Theriot will likely split time at second base. Although Weeks hit just one home run in the NLDS, he is still the heart of the lineup. Nyjer Morgan will start the game on the bench due to his weakness against left-handed pitchers. Carlos Gomez will start in center field.
The game ended with a controversial call. Carlton Fisk collided with Chris Armbrister when trying to throw the ball to second base. The throw went high over Rick Burleson’s head, and the Red Sox’ manager argued the call. Fortunately, Larry Barnett ruled against Armbrister. The Reds were left with a one-run lead and one out.
Despite the controversial call, the final NLCS game was a close game. The Chicago Cubs had the lead in the first and second innings, and Rick Sutcliffe pitched brilliantly to preserve the lead. However, they eventually collapsed in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The first inning was an absolute slugfest. A walk from Albert Pujols and a single by Matt Holliday helped the Cardinals take the lead. However, the Red Sox fought back, and in the seventh inning, Rafael Furcal hit a three-run home run off Marcum.