“That’s just the way it goes, it didn’t go our way,” summed up Jon Jay after his St. Louis Cardinals were eliminated in from the National League Championship Series with a Game 5 loss to San Francisco on Thursday night.
“We fell short, but the one thing we have to remember is how hard we fought this year,” continued Jay. “We battled. We gave it all we could–we just ended up short.”
“We dealt with so much adversity all year long,” added Jay. “We kept getting hit with different things. A lot of people counted us out and we played well the second half and we kept believing in ourselves. We got to this point, obviously you want to go to the World Series and get a chance for a ring, but when you look back at this season, we’ll know how hard we fought and how we really came together as a team and a family. We gave it our all, but they were just better than us.”
With his single in the first inning, Jay set a new franchise record for the most consecutive games (16) reaching base safely in the playoffs. He followed that up in his second at-bat with an RBI double–breaking his ML record string of 92 straight postseason at-bats without driving in a run.
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