Thomson ReutersOctober 5, 2013 14:54
SS Jordy Mercer got a start in Game 2 over slick-fielding but poor-hitting Clint Barmes. Mercer batted .285-8-27 in 103 games, 74 points higher than Barmes, but isn't as good a defender as Barmes. Mercer went 1-for-3 before Barmes replaced him defensively in the bottom of the seventh.
C Russell Martin posted his second multiple-RBI game of the postseason with a run-scoring single in the fifth and a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Martin owns 14 postseason RBIs, tied for fifth among active catchers with Victor Martinez and Buster Posey.