David Freese's opposite-field home run extravaganza continued Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee, when what looked at first to be a lazy fly ball carried out of the park in right-center, putting the St. Louis Cardinals on top vs. the Brewers by a score of 4-2. The homer is Freese's second of the postseason, and counts for his sixth, seventh, and eighth RBI in six postseason games. Zack Greinke's postseason woes continue; in his NLDS appearance he allowed four runs in five innings on three home runs, despite striking out seven and walking zero.
Freese's postseason power comes after a regular-season career that's been, given his minor league pedigree, strangely devoid of it; after carrying a career slugging percentage of .531 through the minor leagues, and hitting 36 home runs in 191 AAA games, Freese had hit just 15 home runs in 184 career Major League games.
The Cardinals got on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning on a Matt Holliday base hit to score Jon Jay; the Brewers answered in the bottom of the inning when Ryan Braun drove Jerry Hairston in on a home run of his own.