After game 4, David Ortiz stood by his locker in front of about 50 media people and for the 1st time in his career threw his pitching staff under the bus. It was his second comment and unprovoked he said “Everyone is talking about David Ortiz is not hitting, but it doesn’t matter because our pitching staff isn”t getting enough people out”.”It was batting practice out there”.
1st off Ortiz is right -everyone has been talking about him not hitting, 0-12 in the series before tonight hitting a triple which would have been an inside the park for most other players but because Oritz jogged to 2nd before running hard he just reached 3rd.
2ndly, Ortiz is right- Red Sox pitching has been terrible, besides Daisuke’s game 1 performance. Since then it has looked like batting practice by the Rays.
BUT, most people say that you aren’t supposed to say what Ortiz said. That is what makes Ortiz so great-he’s not afraid to call it as he sees it, which is right on!