Three straight one-run games. Two with the Red Sox scoring in the 7th inning or later. I’m just withering away from the stress I’m feeling right now.
- Improbable? Yeah, very. Impossible? Definitely not. The Red Sox, despite creating gale-force winds with their whiffs, have taken a 2-1 lead in the ALCS. (Mike Napoli backs up John Lackey’s fantastic performance, Sox take ALCS lead)
- It’s been like this all year long: Boston may not have the big names that people fawn over, but they do have the the right players for the job. (Tigers May Have Big Names, But Red Sox Have Right Ones)
- Awesome O’Clock doesn’t even begin to describe what John Lackey did Tuesday. It was, simply put, one hell of a start, and one we won’t soon forget. (John Lackey’s game unforgettable)
- Mike Napoli takes a lot of pitches. We’ve seen that time and time again with his huge strikeout numbers. But it’s all worth it when he hits a bomb. (Patience pays off as Napoli goes yard off Verlander)
- He’s not the revered closer, but Junichi Tazawa got his fair share of the glory in Game 3, when he took down one of baseball’s most feared hitters. (Junichi Tazawa records an out we won’t forget)
- While Game 3 was huge, Game 4 might be just as important. And for once, the Red Sox might not be striking out by the boatload. (Doug Fister excels at getting ground balls)
- It wasn’t the strongest free agent class, not by a long shot. But the top guys came up big in both postseason series. (Four years later, 2009 free-agent pair comes up big in LCSs)
My thoughts exactly.
If I had showed you the lines of Verlander, Scherzer, and Sanchez from Games 1-3 what are the odds you would say we had a 2-1 lead? #RedSox
— Jack Keller (@JK7_) October 15, 2013