NLCS Game Four MVP Announced

From the World According to Joe Mammy.

Phil Cuzzi was named the NLCS Game Four player of the game.


"I'm just happy to be here," said Cuzzi, making his third post-season appearance.  "You know I've been in this position before and we just haven't been able to pull the trigger and I'm just happy that I could be a part of this great run."


Astros second baseman Craig Biggio was a little more open in his post game comments.  "I mean, he's having a great postseason.  We definitely wouldn't be a game away from the World Series if he hadn't stepped up."


Astros manager Phil Garner echoed the sentiment saying, "You know, you play hard day in and day out and some days you wonder—especially after the start we had—who's going to be ‘the guy' today.  I mean we knew Phil's potential since day one—that's why he's here, but when a guy finally puts it together like that, it really tells you how special he is."


Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said "Let's be honest, he beat us.  You have to just tip your hat to the guy because we couldn't touch anything he was throwing out there.  I mean getting Jimmy [Edmonds] out in the ninth was absolutely huge.  All the notebooks and video in the world couldn't have helped us with how he was playing today."


When asked for reasons for his success, Cuzzi replied, "Well, some days you have it and somedays you fight it, and today I was just seeing the ball just right.  That fifth of Jack I killed before we took the field really took the edge off, too.  I mean I couldn't even see the ball most of the time but I was still getting guys out right and left.  It was amazing—a real special moment."

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