10/18/2005: Well, that's why they pay him the big bux.
Albert the Great came through with two out in the ninth inning, tagging Brad Lidge for a three run homer to bring the Cardinals a come-from-behind, 5-3 victory in Game 5 of the NLCS.
Unfortunately, the announcers on FOX were so into the "soon-to-be First Texas World Series" hype that I'd turned the game off at around 10 PM or so and headed to bed; the following day would be bad enough without having to listen to all that crap. So of course I missed. it.
And apparently I missed quite a sight:
Pujols' best swing is a thing to marvel at, and so the Cardinals dugout exploded, while more than 43,000 fans went eerily quiet. Isringhausen still needed to get three more outs, but it almost seemed like a formality even at Minute Maid.That's ok. I can live with it.
"It was awesome," said Larry Walker. "We all jumped up. There was more noise in our dugout than in the whole stadium at that moment. It was fun to be out there and be part of it."
On to St. Louis....
Len on 10.18.05 @ 06:16 AM CST