What the Eck


I have never really been a fan of David Eckstein. He kind of annoys me. We call him "The Flea" here in the bullpen.

But the lil’ sparkplug has been something else for the Cardinals this year. Eckstein hit his fourth career grand slam and the second walk-off home run of his career on Sunday, giving the Cardinals a huge 5-3 win over the Braves.

In the span of a month, Eckstein has hit a walk-off suicide squeeze — on July 22 against the Cubs — and a walk-off homer.

By the way, the winning grand slam was the Cardinals’ first since Tommy Herr beat the New York Mets on April 18, 1987, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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