Moments after his go-ahead hit, Anthony Rizzo walked across the infield at frenzied Wrigley Field and shouted “Respect me! Respect me!”
A year after their historic championship, Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs are fighting for another memorable October.
The Cardinals (2-3) ran for just 31 yards during Sunday’s 34-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. “It was mostly [the] blocking,” coach Bruce Arians said of Arizona’s lack of productivity.
“I just tried to wake everybody up,” Ramirez said after delivering four hits and three RBI to lead the AL East champions to a 10-3 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the AL Division Series on Sunday.
“I think that’s my job: Find a way to come through in big Cheap To Jerseys situations,” the designated hitter said. “It’s the playoffs. It’s go time.”
David Price pitched four scoreless innings after Cheap Vintage Basketball Jerseys another Boston starter faltered, and 20-year-old Rafael Devers hit the go-ahead homer to help the Red Sox snap a five-game postseason losing streak.
Mitch Moreland had three of Boston’s 15 hits — matching its combined total from Games 1 and 2, a pair of 8-2 losses. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his first postseason homer, a three-run shot in a six-run seventh that put the game away.
“Big V stepped up,” Wentz said of Vaitai. “Big V had tons of valuable experience last year. We feel solid. If Lane is not ready to go, we feel Big V will be ready.”
Yet maintaining the level of offensive efficiency could be difficult against the Panthers.