The Baseball Desert

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Manny who?

The Red Sox won yet another game in extra innings yesterday. Manny Ramirez was back in the lineup after his trials and tribulations of the past week, but it was David Ortiz who was the real hero of the hour - he hit two home runs, including the game-winning shot in the tenth inning, and had 4 RBIs on the night. Ramirez wasn't exactly a spectator either - he went 2-for-4 and made a great defensive play to prevent the White Sox from scoring the game-winning run - but Ortiz is hot right now, having hit nine home runs in the last thirteen games. I don't know whether you can define that as 'carrying the team', but he's certainly one of the reasons that Boston is still in contention, just two games behind the Yankees in the AL East and tied for first place in the Wild Card race.