In the Boston Red Sox‘ Game 5 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, David “Big Papi” Ortiz continued his hot hitting. Thanks to his timely hitting, Boston is on the verge of winning the 2013 World Series.
So far this World Series, Big Papi is hot at the plate and has even found speed with an infield single. Some think it is time for the Cardinals to intentionally walk Ortiz, and I can’t argue with that.
Ortiz single-handedly has punished Cardinals pitching, and his dominance can be summed up in one stat. He is batting .733, while the rest of the Red Sox are batting a somewhat dismal .144. Clearly Ortiz is leading the way.
If the opportunity allows, the Cardinals should take their chances and walk Ortiz. Let someone else have to play hero and win Game 6 for the Red Sox. On the other hand, if the Cardinals continue to pitch to Ortiz, then their World Series aspirations will come to an end in Game 6. Additionally, if the Red Sox win Game 6 then it is obvious that Ortiz will win World Series MVP as well.
For the Red Sox, things are looking great and it does not seem like Ortiz’s hitting will go cold anytime soon. Moreover, Fenway will be behind them, and every time Big Papi produces they will erupt in cheers intimidating the Cardinals’ pitching even more.
It is simple. Game 6’s result will be based on how Ortiz hits. If he is pitched to, the Red Sox will be lifting their third World Series trophy in the last decade. Who would have thought after a horrible 2012 campaign?
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