In the forefront of everyone’s mind was how yesterday’s proceedings would influence the emotional tenor of today’s game. The Cardinals as a team always insist on having the last word, so you wondered if retaliation would be the order of the day. Would this turn into Pirates-redux? Would the umpiring crew continue to give Molina & Co. the benefit of the doubt in the next altercation?
In the end, none of this mattered.
In the bottom of the 4th with one out, the Reds broke through. Of course it was Nick Castellanos.