Rally Cat: Feisty feline sets up Cardinals' grand slam
Small cat runs onto field before Molina's go-ahead homer
The Cardinals have a friendly feline to thank for their rally against the Royals.
With the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth on Tuesday night, the game was delayed for a couple minutes when a small, feisty cat sprinted onto the field at Busch Stadium.
We are feline pretty good! Remember the last time we had a rally animal? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RallyCat?src=hash">#RallyCat</a> <a href="https://t.co/mzOAhelqLw">pic.twitter.com/mzOAhelqLw</a>—@Cardinals
On the first pitch after play resumed, Yadier Molina hit a grand slam off Peter Moylan to give the Cardinals an 8-5 lead. The cat was instantly dubbed .RallyCat on Twitter, and St. Louis went on to win.
The cat emerged from near the visitors' dugout on the third-base side and blitzed into the outfield, the fur on its tail standing on end. Royals centre fielder Lorenzo Cain stood, smiling, with a hand on his hip as the cat sprinted past him.
Headed to the bottom of the 8th<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/STLCards?src=hash">#STLCards</a> 😺😺😺😺😺😺😺😺<br>Royals 😿😿😿😿😿<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RallyCat?src=hash">#RallyCat</a> <a href="https://t.co/hRoYZmoaa3">pic.twitter.com/hRoYZmoaa3</a>—@Cardinals
Lucas Hackmann, a member of the Cardinals' grounds crew, ran out to grab the stray and flinched several times as the animal tried to bite or scratch him.
Me-OWW! This had us cracking up in the newsroom! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RallyCat?src=hash">#RallyCat</a> <a href="https://t.co/xi3V8TA2Gm">pic.twitter.com/xi3V8TA2Gm</a>—@GretchenKSNT