On Friday, Miguel Montero‘s inclusion on the Cubs’ NLCS roster looked shaky at best.
On Saturday, well, any trace of back pain appeared to vanish with the third pitch out of Joe Blanton‘s glove.
Tied 3-3 in the eighth, with the bases loaded and two outs, Montero squared up Blanton’s slider and lifted it deep to right field for the first go-ahead, pinch-hit grand slam in postseason history.
There have been many awe-inspiring moments of the 2016 postseason so far, but this one takes the cake.
A doubleheader between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers this week is being postponed to allow more time for additional COVID-19 testing.
MLB opted to postpone Thursday’s doubleheader to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. More details about the Cardinals’ resumption of play will be announced later this week.
The Cardinals had a series against Pittsburgh set to start on Monday postponed after a weekend series against the Cubs was scrapped due to three positive coronavirus tests.
St. Louis had two more players and a staff member test positive for the virus on Friday and have had eight positive players overall, including star catcher Yadier Molina.
There have now been 29 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus concerns. The Cardinals have not played since July 30 and have had 15 games scrapped.
Miami and Philadelphia each had seven games postponed earlier and have returned to the field since the disruptions.
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