Washington Nationals reliever Daniel Hudson missed Game 1 of the NLCS to be with his wife for the birth of their child. The Nationals won the game despite his absence and he returned without any issues for Game 2, which saw him record the last two outs of Washington’s 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Hudson’s decision to take paternity leave instead of staying in St. Louis for Game 1 brought some criticism from some for insufficient devotion to the team. These people were more or less shouted down online.