Ross' playoff success not lost in the shuffle

Ross' playoff success not lost in the shuffle

SAN FRANCISCO -- With Roy Halladay's no-hitter, Tim Lincecum's 14-strikeout performance and Cliff Lee's continued dominance in the playoffs, the 2010 playoffs might be the postseason of the pitcher.

But in San Francisco, it also could be viewed as the postseason of Cody Ross.

The 29-year-old Ross has had a postseason to remember, hitting a combined .350 (7-for-20) with four home runs and six RBIs in six postseason games so far, including three homers in the National League Championship Series.

But just because the series has moved from the hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park to spacious AT&T Park, don't expect Ross to cool off. He's 9-for-30 with four home runs and six RBIs against Game 3 starter Cole Hamels.

Not bad numbers for a player who the Giants were awarded off waivers on Aug. 22.

"I can't say surprised. I mean, this kid, he's a good player," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He's a good hitter -- he's got some pitches to hit and he hasn't missed them. But he's shown that he is a good hitter. ... Like all hitters, when they get in a nice streak, they're going to do some damage, and that's the type of player he is."