David Ortiz once hit behind Hanley Ramirez in the team’s batting order, but now, as an analyst, he’s on the other side of the fence, and is forced to watch his former teammate attempt to lead the team.
Ramirez did just that on Sunday, coming through for the Red Sox in a big way when they needed it most. With Boston clinging to a 4-3 lead against Houston in Game 3 of the American League Division Series, Ramirez came through with a clutch two-run double to break the game open in the seventh inning.
Ortiz was watching the game in the studio, and he loved every minute of it — banging his hands on the table and jubilantly shouting some words in Spanish.
Ramirez was unstoppable in the game, going 4-for-4 at the plate, with three RBIs. Boston was able to stave off elimination, and Big Papi loved every minute of it.