Descalso, Kozma lurk at bottom of Cards' lineup
Unheralded middle-infield duo has been delivering big hits for St. Louis in postseason
SAN FRANCISCO -- They have the big bats in the middle of the lineup, but the little bats at the bottom of the order have also done a marvelous job for the Cardinals the past few games.Second baseman Daniel Descalso and shortstop Pete Kozma were a combined 3-for-4 in the first four innings Sunday, helping the Cards to a six-run lead on the way to their 6-4 victory over the Giants in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series.
Game 2 is at AT&T Park on Monday at 7 p.m. CT (FOX)."I like hitting behind [Descalso]," Kozma said. "He kind of sets the table really well." "We're just going up there trying to have good at-bats," Descalso said. "We're just trying to be tough outs up there, get good pitches to hit and get good swings on the ball. Pete and I have been coming through in some spots for us, and we're just going to try to keep doing that."
|"We're just trying to be tough outs up there, get good pitches to hit and get good swings on the ball."|
|-- Daniel Descalso|
|"I feel like we've all been clicking. We've all been hitting the ball very well."|
|-- Pete Kozma|
Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Boomskie on Baseball. Follow@boomskie on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.