PostHeaderIcon Ellsbury Hot, Johnson Out, Fister to Start: Majors Post-Season Update 7 October 2013

No one is surprised, I suppose, that the Mormon athlete who performed best during the year is also best in the post season so far. Jacoby Ellsbury is  nothing less than hot; hitting .571, scoring 6 runs and 2 rbis and swiping 3 bases in 3 games. The only question seems to be: can he keep it up?

Meanwhile, perhaps the most unlikely of the Mormons to start every game of the post-season, Elliot Johnson, will play no more, as the Atlanta Braves were eliminated last night by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Johnson’s performance wasn’t much help, he hit just .071 with 1 walk and 4 strike outs in four games and 14 at bats–worse than his regular season record by far.

Tonight a Mormon pitcher will appear for the first time in this year’s playoffs, as Doug Fister takes the hill for the Tigers in their attempt to finish off the Oakland As, and fellow Mormon Eric Sogard.


National League:

Atlanta Braves

The Dodgers defeated the Braves 3-1 in the NLDS, eliminating Elliot Johnson from the playoffs.

  • Elliot Johnson, backup 2nd baseman.
    Playoffs: 1 for 14 (.071) 1 runs, 0 rbi, 0 hr, 1 bb, 0 sb, 4 so.
    Regular Season: .209, 27 runs, 19 rbi, 2 hr, 16 bb, 22 sb, 67 so in 254 at bats.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals are tied 2-2 in their division series. The final and deciding game will be played Wednesday, October 9.

  • John Buck, backup catcher
    Playoffs: 0 for 0 (.n/a) 0 runs, 0 rbi, 0 hr, 0 bb, 0 sb, 0 so.
    Regular Season: .219, 39 runs, 62 rbi, 15 hr, 29 bb, 2 sb, 104 so in 392 at bats.
  • Kyle Farnsworth, relief pitcher
    Playoffs: hasn’t appeared yet.
    Regular Season: 3-1, era 4.70, 43 hits, 20 er, 10 bb and 28 k in 38.1 innings

American League:

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox lead the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 and will next play tonight, October 8th, in Tampa Bay.

  • Jacoby Ellsbury, starting outfielder
    Playoffs: 8 for 14 (.571) 6 runs, 2 rbi, 0 hr, 0 bb, 3 sb, 2 so.
    Regular Season: .298, 92 runs, 53 rbi, 9 hr, 47 bb, 52 sb, 92 so in 577 at bats.

Detroit Tigers

The Tigers trail the Oakland As 2-1and next play them tonight, October 8th. Fister is scheduled to start the game.

  • Doug Fister, starting pitcher
    Playoffs: hasn’t appeared yet.
    Regular Season: 14-9, era 3.67, 229 hits, 85 er, 44 bb and 159 k in 208.2 innings

Oakland As

The As lead the Detroit Tigers 2-1 and next play them tonight, October 8th.

  • Eric Sogard, backup infielder
    Playoffs: 0 for 8 (.000) 0 runs, 0 rbi, 0 hr, 0 bb, 0 sb, 1 so.
    Regular Season: .266, 45 run, 35 rbi, 2 hr, 27 bb, 10 sb, 51 so in 368 at bats

Texas Rangers

The Rangers faced the Tampa Bay Rays in a playoff-game September 30th to see which team would get the final playoff spot. The Rangers lost, 5-2.

  • Adam Rosales, backup infielder
    Playoffs: did not appear.
    Regular Season: .190, 15 runs, 12 rbi, 5 hr, 10 bb, 0 sb, 34 so in 147 at bats.

I will try to keep us all up-to-date with the status of these players throughout the post-season. Enjoy!

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