After almost leaving the game, the Cardinals' postseason hero has become an impact bat in the NL's best lineup.
Shaun Marcum, who has struggled the past six weeks and been awful in this postseason, is now charged with saving the Brewers' season in Game 6 of the NLCS against the Cardinals.
Jerry Hairston's big fourth inning -- he had an RBI and a creative slide to score another run -- is a big reason why the Brewers have tied up this NLCS.
Yovani Gallardo shook off a rough first inning to keep the Brewers close, but Milwaukee couldn't come all the way back and instead heads into Game 4 down 2-1 in this NLCS.
The Brewers and Cardinals have tried to downplay the obvious tension between the two clubs, but some behind-the-scenes moves by St. Louis have irked Milwaukee the past few days.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa had his bullpen ready in the first inning, but was slow to pull the plug in the fifth when Game 1 of the NLCS got away from St. Louis.
By sweeping the Rockies at Coors Field, the Diamondbacks got themselves some revenge from their disappointing loss in last year's NLCS.
Arizona's Micah Owings was the loser in Game 4 of last fall's NLCS, but he was a winner Friday, spoiling the Rockies' home opener.
The Diamondbacks got swept in the NLCS because they failed in so many big spots, and they simply couldn't withstand the relentless force that is the Rockies.
Stuck in an 0-2 hole as they head to Colorado, the Diamondbacks face long odds as they hope to get back into the NLCS.
After going 0-for-3 in Game 1 of the NLCS, Albert Pujols told the media that Mets starter Tom Glavine "wasn't that good," despite the 40-year-old lefthander throwing seven scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over St. Louis.
Neither Scott Rolen nor Cliff Floyd wants to hurt his club, but they also want to be in their team's lineups in the NLCS.