I said yesterday and I stand by it today: you aren't going to win this series by running on Yadier Molina. That's a good way to take yourself out of an inning. Kinsler made it on that play, but don't blame Yadi. That was all on Motte and his slow delivery. Even with that, I thought Kinsler was out at full speed. Replay showed the umpire got it right, but the fact it was that close is a huge testament to just how awesome a catcher Molina is. Ron Washington either has our lovely picture of the day, is very stubborn, or very crazy. Maybe all three in some level. And it worked. It might have turned the whole series around. Maybe not. That remains to be seen. But it made all the difference last night, and that deserves to be saluted.
I won't be writing tomorrow, so I guess I need to pick a winner. My gut is saying the Rangers take this one, although I must admit I don't know who's pitching. Doesn't matter. I'll pick the Rangers for Saturday, and the Cardinals for Sunday. We'll wait until Monday to pick that winner.
Happy weekend, folks.