Originally Posted by SpiritofStLouis
Whenever you have to leave your feet, it's at least a fairly difficult play. Having said that, Ankiel should have had it (perhaps if he had his own glove, instead of a pitcher's).
Yes, the Cardinals got some breaks, but so did the Mets. The line drive that Beltran missed in the 2nd inning, he went from the shade directly into the sun just as the ball arrived. He makes that catch, the Mets don't score.
The Cardinals should decline to play the national TV game if they have to start at 6:10, the sun is unbearable.
I did not see that play, so I will retract my statement that they were fortunate to win the game.