In August, Ross was merely playing out the season in Florida in front of (generously) 10,000 fans every night. But after a call from the Giants — presumably to keep the rival Padres from getting him — Ross has become a postseason hero for the G-Men. His week began Monday night with a home run and a game-winning hit to clinch the NLDS series with the Braves. He then took Roy Halladay deep twice to lead the Giants to a win in Game 1 of the NLCS. He followed with another homer off Roy Oswalt in Game 2, a Giants' loss. In three playoff games this week, Ross in 5-9 with four home runs and five RBIs.