FSN Midwest: Cardinals Countdown to ‘06

Series that re-airs memorable games from 2005 concludes Thursday, March 30 in prime time on FSN Midwest.

Like a good leadoff hitter, FSN Midwest is setting the table for Cardinals fans as opening day approaches by re-airing seven of the best and most memorable games from last season in CARDINALS COUNTDOWN TO ‘06.  The series begins Wednesday, March 15 and spans three weeks leading up to Opening Day.  All games will air in prime time, beginning at 7:00 PM.


"With spring training in full swing and new Busch Stadium nearing completion, Cardinals fans are hungry for baseball season.  We're trying to feed that appetite by re-living some great baseball from last year," said FSN Midwest General Manager and Vice President Jack Donovan. 


Major League Baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals teamed with FSN Midwest to make these telecasts possible.  CARDINALS COUNTDOWN TO '06 is a prelude to FSN Midwest's live coverage of 110 regular season games (and two spring training games), including the home opener from new Busch Stadium.  FSN Midwest is home to the most extensive Cardinals coverage on television, including the Cardinals On-Deck pre-game show and nightly Midwest Sports Report.



Cardinals Countdown to '06 -- All games begin at 7:00 PM CT on FSN Midwest


Wed., March 15    #7      April 27, 2005       Grudzielanek hits for the cycle

Cardinals 6, Brewers 3: Grudzielanek becomes first Cardinal to hit for cycle in nine seasons.  Carpenter K's 12.


Fri., March 17       #6       July 6, 2005          9th-inning small ball

Cardinals 2, Diamondbacks 1: Carpenter wins pitchers duel in the desert.  Eckstein squeeze wins it in 9th.


Sat., March 18      #5       July 22, 2005        Eckstein in extras

Cardinals 2, Cubs 1: Eckstein squeezes home another win for the Cards, this time at home in 11 innings.


Sat., March 25       #4      July 15, 2005        13-inning thriller

Cardinals 4, Astros 3: Pujols' two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th wins the first game after the All-Star break.


Mon., March 27      #3      June 14, 2005       Carpenter's one-hitter

Cardinals 7, Blue Jays 0: Carpenter one-hits his former team in the signature game of his Cy Young season.


Tue., March 28       #2      May 2, 2005         The comeback: Cards 7-run 9th

Cardinals 10, Reds 9: The biggest final-inning comeback in franchise history is capped by Mabry homer.


Thur., March 30    #1    Oct. 17, 2005      NLCS Game 5: Minute Maid Miracle

Cardinals 5, Astros 4: Pujols wins Game 5 of NLCS with magical two-out homer in 9th.


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