As you might recall, one year ago "David Freese" became a household name -- to the degree that a baseball player can become a household name if he's not called to testify before Congress -- when he came up with big hit after big hit as the Cardinals unlikelinessed their way to a World's Championship.
Well, he's at it again.
Against the Nationals in their Division Series, Freese batted .421 in the five games. He didn't homer, though.
In his very first NLCS at-bat, in the second inning of Game 1 with Madison Bumgarner on the mound, Freese took care of that:
Daniel Descalso followed with a base hit, but Bumgarner retired Pete Kozma. With Lance Lynn, Bumgarner's opposite number, due up next, Bumgarner should have been out of trouble.
But Lynn drew his first walk in 2012. So Bumgarner had to retire Jon Jay to escape more damage. Which he did, thanks to a routine grounder. We're in the bottom of the second, and the score is Cardinals 2, Giants 0 at AT&T Park