Cardinals fans boo Dexter Fowler for bad situational hitting in NLCS Game 2

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Cardinals fans know their baseball and they were not thrilled with a decision Dexter Fowler made in the bottom of the eighth in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.

Right after Jose Martinez plated a run on a funky double to center field on a misread by Michael A. Taylor, Fowler came up to the plate and swung at the first pitch with two outs against Sean Doolittle.

He flew out to right field and the fans were not happy as they started booing Fowler the second the ball came off the bat.

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The reason being is likely two-fold: for one, Fowler has been awful in the postseason as he is now 2 for 29, but secondly, this was just bad situational baseball.

Doolittle had to get four outs in Game 1 because Daniel Hudson was on paternity leave. Martinez was coming off of a 10-pitch at-bat and a funky defensive play could have had the lefty reeling.

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But we'll never know because Fowler swung at the first pitch and immediately squashed the momentum.

That's not a way to win the hearts of Cardinals' fans who really, really know their baseball.

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