Angels Mathis Is Unlikely Hero

Angels Mathis Is Unlikely Hero

There was no scouting report that could have prepared the New York Yankees for Jeff Mathis.

He isn't the regular catcher for the Angels, although he started 78 regular-season games and is known for his defense. Any offense he mustered this season - and it wasn't much - was a bonus. He batted .211.

His winning postseason hit Monday was the shocker of this postseason series. Alex Rodriguez home runs and John Lackey pitching gems aren't surprising.

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