Say what you will about Ty Wigginton. (Most of you have said plenty.)
But for the second time in three games, Wigginton was directly involved in what ended up the game-winning play as the St. Louis Cardinals again beat the New York Mets by a score of 4-2.
And this time he did nothing but stand there.
A wild pitch by Mets reliever Scott Rice while Wigginton was pinch-hitting for Matt Adams, who’d been announced as the pinch-hitter for Seth Maness, allowed Daniel Descalso to race home from third to put the Cardinals up 3-2. Wigginton was then intentionally walked to bring Matt Carpenter to the plate.
Maybe Lance Berkman left a little bit of magic behind in that No. 12 jersey.
Or maybe the Cardinals are just on such a roll right now that everything is going their way.
And things are definitely working — the Cardinals have won 12 of their last 14 games, are 11-2 this month and have the best record in the majors.
Perhaps that is all because of Ty Wigginton’s mere presence …