Howard ties Gehrig’s postseason RBI streak
Howard connected against
“Ryan has been swinging real good, of course,”
Howard has 14 RBIs this postseason and has reached base safely in 17 straight playoff games.
Perhaps some of his success this postseason can be attributed to
Werth, an All-Star in his first season as a full-time starter, is only hitting .250 in the playoffs. But, he has three homers, six RBIs and six walks.
“I like hitting behind Howie even though it seems like there’s no one on base hitting fifth,” Werth said. “But it’s exciting. I get to drive in a lot of runs and be a big part of the lineup right in the middle of it.”
Werth platooned most of last year with
“Hitting is contagious for sure,” Werth said. “One of the things about Ryan, you get to stand on deck while he’s hitting. You get a pretty good seat, and especially when he hits balls really far. You don’t usually get to see even when you’re on deck and anyone else is hitting – the ball doesn’t come off the bat really like it comes off his. I find myself just kind of watching more as a fan sometimes, standing on deck getting ready to hit.”