By now, St. Louis Cardinals fans have stopped acting surprised when Pete Kozma comes up big in the postseason. In Game 4 of the NLCS, against the San Francisco Giants, the Cardinals' unlikely starting shortstop singled in their eighth run of the night, putting them up by a score of 8-1 in the seventh inning. It was the capper on the Cardinals' fourth two-run inning; they'd picked up a run moments earlier on Yadier Molina's RBI double.
Believe it or not, that's Kozma's seventh RBI of the postseason and just the third for Molina, who drove in a career-high 76 in the regular season as part of an MVP-caliber performance. Never mind that Pete Kozma nearly finished with the worst OPS in the AAA Pacific Coast League a little more than a month ago; this is a postseason in which he's precipitated a riot on behalf of the infield fly rule. At this point there's nothing left but to enjoy it while it lasts.
Kozma is the fifth Cardinal to drive in a run to back Adam Wainwright's sterling performance; heading into the ninth inning they're three outs away from taking a 3-1 lead in the 2012 NLCS.