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Allen Craig robs Nelson Cruz of record

Posted on: October 28, 2011 10:33 pm
Edited on: October 28, 2011 10:38 pm

By Matt Snyder

ST. LOUIS -- Nelson Cruz has eight home runs this postseason, which is tied for the major-league record with Carlos Beltran and Barry Bonds. Friday night in the sixth inning, Cruz hit what could have been the record-setter. But Cardinals left fielder Allen Craig -- filling in for the injured Matt Holliday -- had other ideas.

As you can see from the picture, Craig fully extended and jumped just at the right time, hauling in Cruz's deep fly, which now simply shows on my scoresheet as a "7." Now, let's say it altogether in our best Soup Nazi voice: No record for you!

Craig is having himself quite the World Series and making a name for himself with the national audience. We'll certainly have more on him after the game, assuming the Cardinals hold onto their 5-2 lead (through 6 1/2 innings).

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Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: October 29, 2011 1:21 am

Allen Craig robs Nelson Cruz of record

This is all on Cruz in the 6th game. They have the warning track for a reason and he stopped well before it and approached the wall; like he now will be known as. A soft player. Like John Kruk said he would have ran through that wall given the stakes. Heck I played college ball and would have put a nice dent in the wall even at the college level. What was funny how he put up a lame effort on a HR to climb the wall when the ball cleared the fence by 30 feet tonight, Guess he heard the people/press stating what a coward he was the night before. Soft.

GREAT SERIES to baseball fans who know the game w/I the game and congrats Cards.

Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2011 12:15 am

Allen Craig robs Nelson Cruz of record

Craig, a guy who the Cards simply could not find a defensive position for (who is admittedly most passible in the OF) makes the defensive play of the night, robbing a homerun.  Are you kidding me?  You can't make this stuff up.

Since: Jan 6, 2011
Posted on: October 29, 2011 12:11 am

Allen Craig robs Nelson Cruz of record

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