Much like the team in the Bronx, this team from the Busch is just as much of a powerhouse. Just as much of a machine. They won for the 10th time in the last 12 games stretching their lead to 11 1/2 in the NL Central. Ryan Ludwick was a masterful 5 for 5 at the plate on Friday. Every ball he hit was right on the sweet spot. He roped two doubles to left. He also knocked in 5 RBIs while hitting HRs #19 and 20 and bringing his RBI total to 86 for the season. You know, looking at this picture brings back memories of another powerful hitter from St. Louis. This pose is very much like that of Mark McGwire! Watch Ryan’s powerful outburst by clicking Here!
Honorable Mention: Bengie Molina (He did it again!), Jason Giambi (He did it again!)
Say what you will about Oritiz’s struggles at the beginning of the year, after last night it’s looking more and more like Big Papi time. With newcomer Victor Martinez exhorting him with every at-bat, Ortiz came through with his first multi-homer game of the year. He hit a solo shot in the 2nd and capped it with a Walk Off liner to right that snuck inside the Pesky Pole. It marked the 10th time in his career Ortiz has ended a game with a Home Run. 9 of those have been with Boston, breaking the franchise record set by the great Jimmie Foxx! Watch the drama by clicking Here!!
Honorable mention: Andre Ethier, Ryan Howard, Bengie Molina