ST. LOUIS -- Ron Washington said he'll have his full bullpen available for Game 7 of the World Series.
"I've got it all," the Rangers manager said after Thursday night's Game 6.
What about Derek Holland, the Game 4 winner who gave him two innings in Game 6?
"I've got it all," Washington repeated. "There's only one game left."
He has his bullpen, but will he have his catcher? Will he have his right fielder?
"We'll just wait and see," Washington said, about both catcher Mike Napoli and right fielder Nelson Cruz, who were hurt during Game 6.
Napoli had X-rays on his right ankle, which he hurt in the fourth inning Thursday (but stayed in the game). Cruz strained his right groin on his final at-bat, in the 11th inning, and left the game.
Both said they hope to play Friday.
"It's pretty sore," said Napoli, a possible World Series MVP if the Rangers win. "I'll try to do everything I can to play. We'll ice it, and keep it elevated."
Napoli was hurt when he went in awkwardly to second base on a Colby Lewis bunt. Napoli said he thought the Cardinals were throwing the ball to first base, which explains (sort of) why he didn't slide.
He played seven innings after getting hurt, was on base three more times and made the defensive play of the night when he picked Matt Holliday off third base in the sixth inning.
"He showed the type of warrior he is," Washington said. "If you hadn't seen him hurt the ankle, you wouldn't have even known it was hurt."
Washington used seven relievers Thursday, basically everyone he had available. But none of the relievers threw more than 23 pitches.
Washington explained his tougher decisions in Game 6.
He said he never planned to hit for Lewis in the fifth inning, and that he sent a pinch hitter out on deck as a decoy.
"I certainly wasn't ready to take Colby out," he said. "He was throwing the ball well."
He said he went to left-hander Darren Oliver in the 10th inning, rather than sticking with Feliz, because he felt good about the matchup.
"I thought the [Cardinal] lineup set up perfectly, with two lefties and the pitcher," he said.
And Washington said he didn't believe that the problem on David Freese's game-tying triple was that Cruz was playing too shallow in right field.
"Look at the replay, and you'll see he froze on the ball," Washington said. "If he gets back like he should, he catches it. When [Freese] hit it, I knew we had him. I thought it would be caught, for sure.
"It didn't work out that way."
Finally, in the top of the 11th, Washington said he originally planned to send Yorvit Torrealba up to hit for pitcher Scott Feldman, with two out and a runner on first. Right then, he was told that Cruz's groin injury would force him out of the game, and force the Rangers to put Esteban German in the outfield.
Rather than hit Torrealba and burn his final two position players, Washington sent German up to bat for Feldman instead. German grounded out, and minutes later, Freese won the game with his home run off Mark Lowe.