I left work and headed home (that is to say, I walked the fifteen feet or so from my office to the bedroom) and flipped on the TV to watch the bottom of the ninth inning with the Cards / Braves game tied at 4-4. Sadly, the Cardinals did not score in the bottom of the ninth.
They did, however, hold the Braves scoreless in the top of the tenth before scoring a run in the bottom of the tenth to win 5-4. This is a much better outcome than I feared was about to arrive. :)