— Here’s Bernie Micklasz’s article, discussing why there are no excuses for the loss last night

— Derrick Goold writes about Allen Craig and his recent offensive struggles. He also asks Carlos Beltran why last year’s Giants didn’t make it to the World Series, but this year’s team did.

— Cardinal Nation takes a look at the fact that the Cardinals let up 10 unearned runs over the duration of the NLCS, the most any team has in MLB history.

— Finally, here’s Viva El Birdo’s take on last night’s loss.