How about ‘Huge Papi’?

July 9th, 2006 → 11:03 am @

David Ortiz’s line for July, 2006
8 HRs, 16 RBIs, .387 BA, .486 OBP, 1.194 SLG, 1.680 OPS

Spead out over a season, this would lead to 185 HRs and 370 RBIs (but only 69 singles, alas).

Before you start harping about small sample sizes, I know that’s a wee bit unrealistic. But it is worth noting that from 2003-2005, Ortiz has 11 more HRs, a 14-point gain in OBP, a 41-point increase in SLG, and a 55-point gain in OPS after the All-Star Game. If Ortiz doesn’t hit another HR today — and that’s a big if — and if his 2006 stats adhere to his ’03-’05 stats, his year-end line would be:

68 HRs, 168 RBIs, .397 OBP, .641 SLG, 1.038 OPS. Oh, and 6 walk-offs.

Don’t even try to tell me that increasingly mediocre fielding is gonna top that.

Nine pm update: And then he has to go and swing at a 3-0 pitch when Contreras was losing it. Nineteen innings. Good god. That was brutal.

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David Ortiz admits he’s confused; thought it was October.

June 26th, 2006 → 6:40 pm @

October 17, 2004: David Ortiz hits a home run in the bottom of the 12th to win Game 4 of the ALCS.

October 18, 2004: David Ortiz muscles a single into center field to drive home the winning run in the 14th inning of Game 5 of the ALCS.

June 24, 2006: David Ortiz hits a two-run shot in the bottom of the tenth for his second walk-off homer of the month.

June 26, 2006: One game (and one rain delay) later, Ortiz muscles a single into center field to drive home the winning run in the bottom of the 12th.

At this rate, they’re going to need to updatethis on a daily basis.

Next up: the Mets. Right arm of god, meet the left arm of god.

Post Categories: 2004 Playoffs & David Ortiz & Red Sox & Walkoffs