While Tyler Matzek staked a worthy claim of his own to the NLCS series MVP, especially after his two inning appearance in game six that can be described as nothing short of heroic, there was never much doubt that Eddie Rosario would be awarded the NLCS MVP if and when the Braves closed it out. Close it out they did indeed, and Rosario delivered the knockout blow on offense, which came in the form of a two out three run homer to break the 1-1 tie and give the Braves the only runs they would need to close out the Dodgers. Rosario was officially awarded the NLCS MVP trophy in the post-game trophy ceremony.
Rosario’s stat-line from the NLCS is entirely absurd, with a batting average over .500, a slugging percentage over 1.000, and an OPS north of 1.500. Eddie Rosario was truly historically good in this series and we have to hope he’s got another week or two of magic left in him.
Braves Eddie Rosario in NLCS— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) October 24, 2021
AVG .560 (14-for-25)
Total Bases 26
Slugging Percentage 1.040
14 hits ties MLB record for a single playoff series pic.twitter.com/4WKhrHFv2l
Aside from the overall stats, Rosario was front and center during some of the biggest moments of the series. Obviously the knockout blow in game six was tremendous, but he also delivered the game two walk-off and slammed the door shut in game four with another three run homer.
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