Of course, that means that Yasiel Puig's RBI triple ruffled some feathers, including those of Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran, who was less than thrilled about the way Puig celebrated the play both in the batter's box and again at 3rd base.
Puig certainly watched his hit a little longer than he should have when it left his bat, but there's really no valid reason for any Cardinals players to be upset. If anything, he did them a favor by allowing them to have a few extra seconds to field the ball and try to get him out on the basepaths. As it turns out, they still managed to let him reach 3rd base on the hit. Perhaps Beltran should be more upset at his own team, who should have played that ball a lot better and could have saved a run. And he acknowledges that, too.
Beltran, whose Cardinals are up 2-1 in the series, says that Puig's behavior might have inspired the stodgy old Cardinals to get revenge in the form of victories.
We'll see. The bottom line is that if the Cardinals weren't already emotionally committed to winning the NLCS, they had a serious problem before Puig ever came along. If your pitcher needs to give up an RBI triple in order to wake up... that's a problem. And it's YOUR problem, Carlos. Not Puig's.