Mr. Octobers of Yesterday (October 11, 2013)

It’s very easy to pick who the Mr. Octobers of yesterday were: Zack Greinke and Carlos Beltran.

Greinke pitched great in a loss, going 8 innings of 4-hit ball and striking out 10.

Beltran, meanwhile, continued to be perhaps the greatest postseason performer of our era, which is especially impressive when you consider he has never even been to a World Series. His walk-off hit, of course, will be what first comes to mind, but that forgets the great throw he made to get the would-be go-ahead run at home in the 10th inning.

Standings (PP= Position Play, P= Pitcher):

PP Carlos Beltran– 11

P Justin Verlander– 9

P Adam Wainwright– 9

P Clayton Kershaw– 6

P Max Scherzer– 6

P Koji Uehara– 6

PP Shane Victorino– 6

PP David Freese – 6

PP Miguel Cabrera– 6

P Zack Greinke- 5

PP David Ortiz– 3

P Sonny Gray-3

PP Adrian Gonzalez– 3

P Gerrit Cole– 3

PP Pedro Alvarez– 3

P Jon Lester– 3

P Mike Minor– 3

PP Hanley Ramirez– 3

PP Yoenis Cespedes– 3

P Jason Grilli– 3

PP Carl Crawford– 3

P Chris Capuano– 3

PP Seth Smith– 3

P Dan Otero– 3

P Michael Wacha– 3

PP Matt Holliday-3

PP Jose Lobaton-3

P Jake McGee-3

PP Juan Uribe-3

PP Jhonny Peralta – 3

PP (Position Player) Russell Martin– 1

P (Pitcher) Francisco Liriano– 1

PP Desmond Jennings– 1

P Alex Cobb– 1

Picture of the day: Carlos Beltran slides

Carlos Beltran slides in during the NLDS last year.

This image, used under a creative commons license, was taken by Keith Allison.