The Red Sox September collapse has been well documented.
Having a clutch player like Cody Ross in the lineup while the downward spiral was happening could've been a great help for the Sox.
Back in 2010, Ross exemplified his clutch ability all throughout the postseason.
In the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves, Ross hit the game-deciding home run in Game 4 and was instrumental in their series victory because of that.
Then in the NLCS, he smashed two home runs off Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay in Game 1. Following that performance, he hit another homer in Game 2 against Roy Oswalt.
He added a home run in the World Series against the Texas Rangers as the San Francisco Giants went on to win the title.
What's most impressive about Ross' postseason home runs is that three of them actually broke up no-hitters. That demonstrates Ross' clutch prowess once again, because it shows that he isn't fazed by a pitcher's dominating performance. He's also not afraid of the moment.
He just steps up and does his thing, and that's the kind of player the Red Sox have missed since the young David Ortiz.