The St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves are heading for a decisive Game 5, but the battle for best bat flip of all time just might be over.
Yadier Molina evened up the National League Division Series with a walk-off sacrifice fly to knot the Braves and Cardinals at two games apiece in their best-of-five series. The fly ball to left ended a wild Game 4 that Molina actually tied up in the eighth inning with an RBI single to make it 4-4.
Molina came through again in the 10th to extend the Cardinals’ playoff lives and kick off a massive party at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. And in doing so, Molina unleashed the most aggressive bat flip you’ve ever seen.
OK, it may have been more of a bat throw … just watch:
So, so glorious.
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