Rookie pitcher Michael Wacha flirted with a no-hitter and Matt Holiday played long ball on Monday as my visiting St. Louis Cardinals squeaked by the Pittsburgh Pirates and their raucous fans 2-1 in game-4 of the Major League Baseball (MLB) National League Division Series (NLDS).
Whew. I thought my last Red October Pizza went into the oven Monday, but my Cards staved off the Bucs to force a game-5 and another flatbread speciality in honor of a member of my beloved Redbirds. The winner-take-all game, back in red draped Busch Stadium, is set for Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. ET on TBS.
Here now with the game-5 lineup is the PA announcer.
“Coming out of the oven in the five slot is a perennial MVP — Most Valuable Pizza . It’s The Yadier Molina Pesto Genovese, Salame Milanese, Pomodorini and Black Olives.”
Like its namesake, this pie refuses to allow anyone, other than its rightful owner, from swiping a slice. Taking signals from the head chef, the “Yadi” is covered in silky-smooth Stracchino cheese, smothered in pesto Genovese, and topped with spicy-hot dried red pepper, Milan-style salami slices, Datterino tomato halves, oven-roasted black olives and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.
And we’ll keep a watchful eye on the plate with a palate-pleasing vino rosso from Cantina Beato Bortolomeo in Breganze, Italy: Savardo Pinot Nero DOC.
PLAY BALL! GO CARDS!
Being a vegetarian, it all works except the meat. Now I must go eat breakfast–veggie wrap with goat cheese, tomatoes, herbs, arugula, sweet peppers, and anchovies. Could be a pizza.
Sally – Throw the meat out and the Yadier still works. Glad you stopped by for a virtual slice.
I am so glad they won….so we could have another pizza! Sounds like it was a good game.
It was, We won gain, so there’ll be another pizza on Friday. 🙂
Yum! Go Cardinals!
Yea, GO CARDS! Another pizza’ll be in the oven on Friday.
Anyone hearing “Stayin’ Alive?” Go, Cards!
By Jove, the pizza worked!! They’re into the next round! Hurrah!!!
It certainly did. Look for The David Freese on Friday. 🙂