ST. LOUIS -- OK, Edward Mujica, tell us about your split-finger fastball, the pitch every bit as responsible for putting the Cardinals on top of the NL Central as Carlos Beltran's 17 homers, Yadier Molina's .366 batting average and Adam Wainwright's 10 wins.
"Everybody is calling it a split-finger but you know what, the grip is kind of like a circle changeup," Mujica says.
What? You mean the pitch that saved the Cardinals' bullpen is being called something it's not?
"I don't know," Mujica says, with a smile. "It's like 50-50, some people would call it a splittie, some would call it a changeup. I think maybe, split-changeup."
What about it, Yadier Molina? You're the one back there calling for the pitch.
"I don't know," he says coyly. "I just know it's working."
Split-change is appropriate because the pitch acts two ways. Sometimes, it breaks down and away from left-handed hitters. Sometimes, it breaks straight down like a splitter.
Any change in how Mujica grips the ball fo...