With a double and a triple in tonight’s 13-6 Dodger win, Hanley Ramirez extended his extra base hit total to six tying Division Series and Dodger franchise records.
Carlos Beltran also had six with Houston in 2004 as did the Cardinals Jim Edmonds in 2000.
Just three games into the best of five series, Ramirez also tied the Dodger franchise record for most extra base knocks in a post season series.
Duke Snider established the franchise mark in 1952 when the Brooklyn Dodgers battled the Yankees in the World Series. In 1978 Steve Garvey tied Snider to set the Los Angeles mark in the National League Championship Series against the Phillies.
The Dodgers offense performed in record proportions tonight with their 13 runs. The offensive outburst featured the most runs scored by a Dodger team in a post season game, tying the franchise mark put up in in Game 2 of the 1956 World Series.
Despite all the fireworks, the night belonged to Ramirez.
Atop Hanley’s list of extra base hits in the series was his Game 2 eighth-inning homer. Ramirez appeared to be out of balance and lunge out in front of the ball as he hit it over the fence.
The swing left Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez shocked.
“He one-handed it, both feet up in the air,” Gonzalez said. “That’s how talented the guy is. It’s scary how good the guy is.”
With a single, four doubles, a triple, and one home run through the first three games of the series, Ramirez just might blast the Braves out of the post season.
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