Originally posted on Big League Stew  |  Last updated 10/17/11
The St. Louis Cardinals were not exactly hurting for heroes during their big NLCS win over the Milwaukee Brewers in six games. Albert Pujols hit .478 with three homers, Matt Holliday swung like his injury was a distant memory and the bullpen posted a 1.88 ERA over 28 2/3 innings of work, never allowing a single lead change. In the end, though, it was David Freese who took home the series MVP award after a breakout performance. The 28-year-old third baseman hit .545 (12-for-22) with three homers, nine RBI and seven runs scored over the six games. Though the Cardinals had a countless number of timely hits this series, it was Freese's three-run homer with two outs in the top of Sunday's first inning that set the tone in St. Louis' 12-6 laugher of a clincher. "This means the world to me, not only to get to the World Series, but to be a part of this group of guys," Freese said. "I haven't been around a better group of guys." If you're still wondering who Freese is, Derrick Goold's profil...
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