Rallycat helps Cardinals with Grand Slam


There were reports Wednesday night that the Humane Society of Missouri was taking charge of the cat.

As you can imagine, the Twitter-verse went wild with rally cat fever.

With the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth on Wednesday night, the game was delayed for a couple minutes when a small, feisty cat sprinted onto the field at Busch Stadium.

Lucas Hackmann, a member of the Cardinals' grounds crew, then ran out to grab the stray and flinched several times as the animal tried to bite and scratch him.

Cardinals fans quickly took inspiration from the feline field invader, one in particular designing a new jersey for Molina. But they did go on to beat the Royals 8-5 thanks to Yadi's cat-assisted grand slam.

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Meanwhile, the Cardinals said they are "hopeful someone will find the cat and contact us so we can properly care for it".

Afterward, Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny (a.k.a. Mike Catheny) said he doesn't like most cats, but he sure likes this cat.

It was a tense situation for both teams - but especially the Cardinals, who, with four straight wins up until that point, were still two and a half games behind the Chicago Cubs in the competitive NL Central. Before the next pitch, Molina pointed out to left field, noticing the feline. It is unknown how it got onto the field in the first place. The cat jumped out of her arms and ran away. Hackmann says he set the cat down near the Stan Musial statue with some Busch Stadium ushers and left to get his treatment on his hand.

"I heard the crowd erupt and I thought there must have been something on the scoreboard", Moylan said. "I want it to be safe, whether it was with me or someone else".

The St. Louis Cardinals are looking for their rally cat.