Albert Pujols had a ridiculous National League Championship Series, hitting .478 with two homers and nine RBI in the six games. He entered the series as a legendary hitter, one of the best in baseball history. In this series, he added to the legend.
And there was no way that he was going to win the NLCS MVP Award.
The honor went to David Freese, who went 12 for 22 in the series with three doubles and three home runs, good for a .545 average and a 1.691 OPS. In Game 2, Freese was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI in a 12-3 Cardinals win. In the Game 3 victory, Freese went 3 for 4 with an RBI. He was 1 for 2 with a walk and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 7-1 victory in Game 5. And in Sunday's deciding Game 6, he hit the crushing first-inning homer for the Cards and finished with three hits, three runs scored, and three RBI.
Not a bad finish for a player who missed a couple of months with a broken hand. It took an amazing series to top Pujols' six-game run. Freese's did just that.