Cardinals' Wacha too young to be afraid

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha is looking to become the third pitcher in MLB history to win five...

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha is looking to become the third pitcher in MLB history to win five games in one post-season. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:56 PM ET

ST. LOUIS - David Ortiz, soon to be either the next mayor of Boston or the next Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, is 11-for-15 (.733 average) this World Series.

He has had 19 plate appearances and reached base 15 times.

The Boston Red Sox first baseman, now returning to his DH role, has scored five times and knocked in six.

The St. Louis Cardinals go into Game 6 at Fenway Park, a win from elimination in the best-of-seven 109th World Series after losing twice at home not only because they can’t get Ortiz out, but because they don’t know how to pitch Jonny Gomes and David Ross.

Gomes had his second hit of the post-season (a three-run homer) to win Game 4 and back-up catcher Ross drove in the tie-breaking run (a one-out ground-rule double) in seventh to win Game 5.

Yet, the Cardinals will have rookie right-hander Michael Wacha on the mound.

Wacha, 22, has been down this elimination road on the road before.

He’s either so green that he does not know thi

 

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