In game 2, the Mets had the Cardinsals right where they wanted them to go up 2 - 0 and retain their home field advantage by turning over the lead to their star closer, Billy Wagner.
The end result? Wagner less than an inning pitched, 3 earned runs, and now the series is knotted at 1, heading back to St. Louis.
The point? Wagner is no Rivera so perhaps the result shouldn't be all that surprising to true baseball critics.
Pinstripe Postings still affirms the initial prediction of the likely result for this year's NLCS - Cardinals in 5.