I’m still amazed over what I saw last night. That’s not something I’m gonna forget for a long, long time, and probably forever. That’s one of those games that stick with you.
- A sharp Felix Hernandez. An awful Ryan Dempster. Things were looking all but over for the Red Sox, until the finale happened. And boy, did it happen. (Red Sox 8, Mariners 7: Wow)
- Look at this win expectancy graph! This is absolutely amazing. The Red Sox had less than a one percent chance of winning. And yet…miracles do happen, on occasion. (Fangraphs)
- Quite a first game for newcomer Jake Peavy, who’s nothing less than ecstatic that he’s finally got another chance to win it all in October. (Peavy: ‘I couldn’t ask for anything more’)
- We saw it with King Felix. The Red Sox are getting handcuffed by stellar starting pitching. While it means little in the regular season, it presents a problem in the playoffs. (Top quality pitchers shutting Red Sox down)
- It was strange, not seeing the Red Sox go after some bullpen help before the deadline came and went. Learning from past mistakes, perhaps? (After Years Of Losing Bets, Red Sox Gamble On Staying Pat In Bullpen)
- The deadline might’ve passed, but that doesn’t mean the trading desk action is over. The Red Sox know this very well indeed. (Red Sox aware that lots can happen after trading deadline)
- He didn’t leave without saying goodbye, at least. Jose Iglesias gave all of us Red Sox fans a shout out before departing for Detroit. (Iglesias thanks Red Sox fans after trade)
WARNING: May induce chills.