Playoffs Update: Ellis Out
Jason Kubel did not play in game two of the American Leauge Division Series v. the A's. Mark Ellis of the A's went 2-4 with two singles. Unfortunately for South Dakota baseball fans, Ellis broke his right index finger in the ninth inning and will miss the rest of the playoffs. Ellis swung at a pitch from Twins closer Joe Nathan in the ninth inning that struck his right hand. He was replaced in the bottom of the ninth inning in the field by DeAngelo Jimenez. Ellis' injury leaves Jason Kubel as the lone South Dakotan remaining in the MLB playoffs.