Speaking of his cool, calm and collected LA Dodgers teammate Chris Taylor, who had hit 3 home runs, 4 hits in all, and batted in six runs in a must-win playoff game,
“He’s very soft-spoken and doesn’t get easily excited,” said outfielder A.J. Pollock, who thumped two homers and had four R.B.I., giving him and Taylor a combined 10 of the team’s 11. “The only thing that excites him that I’ve seen is, he likes to have a beer. He gets excited about that, a beer with the boys. And then he loves watching surfing.
“Maybe the three home runs today might have spiked his adrenaline, but probably not. Most likely just the beer and watching surfing.”
It’s a gift.