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 .
"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.
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.
March 25 #4
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.
Cardinals 5, Astros 4: Pujols wins Game 5 of NLCS with magical two-out homer in 9th.