At this point, the more interesting debate isn't who is going to win Game 6, but rather who should be NLCS MVP. Albert Pujols singled home Daniel Descalso with two outs in the top of the eighth, his ninth RBI of the National League Championship Series. The hit gave the Cardinals a 12-6 lead, and it also brought Pujols up to a .478 batting average and a 1.469 OPS.
But what of David Freese? His three-run home run in the first was arguably the most important hit of the night, and it was his third homer. In 22 at-bats, he's hitting .545 and had a 1.691 OPS.
It has to be Freese. But then read Pujols' video game numbers again and realize that they probably weren't going to be good enough to be the best on his team.
That's a pretty good way to encapsulate how this series has gone for the Brewers. They made great efforts to shore up the pitching in the offseason, and for a few months it worked. For one series, though, everything caught on fire.