Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Your Division Series ex-Pirate roundup

Living vicariously through others ...

Jason Bay hit .412/.474/.882 with two big homers and a ground rule double in the bottom of the ninth last night that resulted in him scoring the series winning run. I don't think any "vicarious fan" moment tops seeing him slide in ahead of the throw coming from right field and the Red Sox celebrate around him. If anyone deserves it, it's him.

Jason Kendall hit .143/.143/.143. That's two singles in 14 at-bats. That's awful, I was impressed seeing him catch the whole series after playing 151 games during the regular season at the age of 34. Salomon Torres picked up a save in the Brewers only win and threw two scoreless innings, despite giving up four hits. One of my favorite playoff moments was Torres going nuts after the Brewers Game 3 win, then he and Kendall walking off the field together in celebration.

Daryle Ward had an RBI single in three pinch-hitting appearances. Joe Beimel made the Dodgers post-season roster but didn't pitch. Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-11 with a double and a run scored. Dale Sveum likely lost his job as Brewers' manager after failing to advance, though he made a solid call by arguing a runner's interference play that took a run off the board for the Phillies in the ninth inning of the Brewers' lone win.

Am I missing anyone? I feel like they can't be terribly relevant if I am.