How well is David Ortiz playing?
Well, on Friday night, with the game tied, the A's opted to intentionally walk him, loading the bases for Manny Ramirez. When was the last time any pitcher thought ManRam was an easier out than whoever batted in front of him?
Now, if only the pitching staff wouldn't rely on the bats to overcome the inevitable 4-5 runs they happily give up every game. How far does that usually go in the playoffs?