The Cardinals went into the bottom of the seventh with a 4-2 lead and new relief acquisition Brett Cecil on the mound. Soon enough, that 4-2 Cardinals lead turned into a 6-4 Cubs lead. The most conspicuous blow was Kyle Shwarberâs three-run home run to right ...
What started it all, though, was Matt Sczcur advancing to first base on a dropped third strike. Calling it âdropped,â though, isnât really an accurate retelling of what became of Cecilâs breaking ball. Please witness the following color-television footage ...
All right, Iâve never seen that before.
One explanation for what happened is that part of the ball got wedged between the plates in Yadier Molinaâs chest protector. Of course, the conspiratorial (but probably more plausible) abounds on Twitter ...
Not sure what Brett Cecil is putting on the baseball, but a wild pitch just stuck, like velcro, on Yadi Molina's chest protector— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) April 6, 2017
And to think this is purported to be a meaningful and orderly universe.
Anyway, neither Cecil nor Molina offered much in the way of an explanation following the game, with Cecil leaving the clubhouse before the press gained entrance:
Molina didn't like the "dumb question" but said he doesn't put anything on his chest protector. Didn't know how the ball stuck. #STLCards— Brian Stull (@StullySTL) April 6, 2017
At this rate the Cardinals are poised to set a new record for.