Tim McCarver made the astute observation that it was “El Hombre … against the only Aroldis in the history of baseball. The only player named Aroldis against El Hombre. What a matchup.” (Wow. Really?)
The result: GIDP.
BTW, Pitch No. 2 of Aroldis’ 4-pitch walk to Jon Jay looked a lot like a strike to me.
Also, McCarver mentioned during the broadcast that he and Joe Buck will be doing the NLCS and the World Series on Fox, if that gives you an extra incentive to try to find tickets.
One other thing: If you weren’t already a Travis Wood believer, hopefully you are now. This guy is for real. I don’t care if it was his first time facing the Cardinals and you think teams are going to figure him out. The kid has poise, gumption and very good stuff.