Freddie Freeman comes to the plate.
Annibal Sanchez stares him down atop his mound.
One out away from perfection.
Start out with a slider away. Ball.
Then a 12-6 curve that starts inside the zone and quickly drops. Ball.
Aim a fastball for the lower left corner. Ball.
Slide that starts outside, comes in. Strike.
Lose my cool a little bit, hang one up over the middle.
The ball is struck down the first base line past Albert Pujols’ outstretched hands.