The first few innings were rough. Several errors from both teams. But it was only like 4 innings like that. Cleaned up after that and it seemed like both teams had to loosen themselves up. The Rangers were probably tight because they led the series 3-2 and the Cardinals were tense being one game from elimination.
But when they looked up at the scoreboard, neither team had taken control and both knew it was a winnable game. Gotta hand it to the Rangers, they were no joke that series. Hamilton and Cruz and all the speed they had on that team was amazing.
It took everything Molina had to slow that team down. That game 6 was a back breaker for the Rangers though, and Game 7 was about as ho-hum as it got with Carpenter on the mound. The rainout the night before gave Carpenter full rest, so that helped out a bunch.
But yes, one of the best games in history in my book and ranks too far back in list, in my opinion, in many writers rankings of all time great games.