The Kansas City Royals ran into a force greater than them on Wednesday night, and that was the difference regarding why they blew a 5-4 lead in the game.
It didn’t come from a normal obstacle, though, instead, it was a furry feline that helped contribute to the 8-5 victory for the Cardinals.
Faced with two outs and the bases loaded, Yadier Molina had a huge opportunity to break the game open, and did. The door was officially opened when a cat invaded the field, causing a brief break in the action, so a member of the grounds crew could properly remove it.
The game resumed, and Molina then proceeded to crush a go-head, game-winning grand slam — bringing the crowd at Busch Stadium to its feet.
Sure, it was no “Rally Monkey,” but it was still just as effective on Wednesday, leading to the same result.