Heart Attack Birds of 2018

With only 54 games played so far this season, the St. Louis Cardinals have participated in 9 games that have been decided by walk off events (17%). They have emerged victorious in 6 of those. Their bats have been far from good this year, but the clutch factor still seems to be there in both young guns and vets. Here is a is a quick glance at those walk off victories.


April 10th vs Milwaukee

Tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 11th innings, Matt Carpenter hit a two run home run to send Cardinal fans home happy after a four hour affair.

April 26th vs NY Mets

With the scored tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 13th innings, Dexter Fowler drove in Marcell Ozuna on a single to seal the deal for the Cardinals and help them beat the Mets 4-3 in the 13th inning.

May 1st vs Chicago White Sox

After Matt Carpenter evened the score with one swing to start the final inning, Yadier Molina drove in Marcell Ozuna with a walk off single to left field in the bottom of the 9th to give St. Louis a 3-2 victory over the White Sox.

May 5th vs Chicago Cubs

In the 10th inning, with the game knotted up at 6, Kolten Wong hit a 2 run shot to defeat the Cubs 8-6.

May 6th vs Chicago Cubs

This was a grinding game that was close to 5 hours long. To finally put an end to the frustration, Dexter Fowler wills a 2 run walk off homer over the right field fence to beat the Cubs in the 14th inning.

May 31st vs Pittsburgh Pirates

After giving up the lead late in the game, the Cardinals were rescued by SS prospect Yairo Munoz in the bottom of the 9th with a 3 run walk off home run to beat the Pirates 10-8.

St. Louis has experienced a staggering amount of injuries this season, as well as struggles in the bullpen and at the plate. The starting rotation and late inning success have kept them relevant in the NL Central as they sit 4.5 games out of first place with two thirds of the season remaining.


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