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  • October 22nd, 2007

    Red Sox 11, Cleveland 2:
    Lightning DOES Strike Twice…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:34 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Holy…Buckets…

    I cannot believe they did it…AGAIN…Come back from brink AGAIN, to beat a team even better than the 2004 Skankees, to get to the World Series for the 2nd time in 4 years…

    I didn’t, in a thousand years, think this team had what it took to get there–I thought there were too many holes–too many players who just could not get it done–and thankfully, I was wrong…

    I almost fell off the couch in Game 6 when JD Drew hit the Grand Slam in the 1st inning…I sat there, dumb founded, for about 5 minutes…

    Thankfully, Tito did the right thing and took at least 1/2 of the momentum breakers out of games 6 & 7, replacing Coco Crisp with Jacoby Ellsbury, who had a bunch of hit and ran those bases like nobody’s business…Coco did come back into Game 7 in the 9th inning, and made a spectacular play in center for the 3rd out…

    Unfortunately, Sir Julio the Useless is still that–barely hanging on above the Mendoza line at .208, he also grounded into ANOTHER double plays (I think that is 4 in the ALCS–just for him.) And what game would not be complete without an error in the seventh, when Sir Julio called Manny off and then the freaking ball BOUNCED OFF HIS GLOVE and onto the ground-Fortunately, Okajima was able to get out of the inning unscathed…Could we perhaps see Alex Cora during the World Series? There is NO way he could be more of a liability than Lugo…NO WAY…

    Speaking of liability–just because he has a clean inning in game 6 (and the Sox were up by 10 at that time)doesn’t mean he has any business being on the World Series roster–Eric Gagne should be replaced by someone who deserves to be there: Julian Tavarez. What can we do to make this happen? The World Series is no place to have a pitcher who cannot contribute unless it’s a blowout….

    And what about Dustin Pedroia??? He has the game of his LIFE last night–with his 2 run homer in the 7th, and his bases clearing, 3-RBI double in the 8th–the Rookie of the Year (how could he NOT be?)had a 5 RBI game–the 1st of his career…

    And it was nice to see our starters go a bit farther in games 6 & 7 than they had in previous starts: Their lines:

    Schilling: 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits, while walking 0 and striking out 5…

    Daisuke: In a remarkably similar outing to Schilling: 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits while walking none and striking out 3.

    Some hardware: Not that its a huge surprise, But Josh Beckett wins the ALCS MVP for his stellar performance in the series, going 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA…But I think there are a number of people who could have won this award–Pedroia, Youkilis, et all…They say that the sign of a good team is when everyone contributes, and its tough to pick a clear MVP…

    So the Sox now face the white hot Colorado Rockies, who have won their last 10 games–and the last 20 of 21…Hopefully the 8-day lay-off has cooled them down–cause they kicked Sox ass in June when they were at Fenway for 3…and they were pretty sucky then…

    So there are at least 4 more Red Sox Games to be played–and I cannot wait for the fun to begin! Unfortunately, we now have 2 days off until the World Series kicks off. Wednesday Night, Game 1 of the 2007 World Series, at Fenway Park, 1st pitch: 8:35pm. Josh Beckett and his 3-0 record take the mound against Colorado Rockies Jeff Francis…uh…. does anyone know who Jeff Francis is?

    One Response to “Red Sox 11, Cleveland 2:
    Lightning DOES Strike Twice…”

    1. Ted D says:

      ::takes break from River Dancing::

      Christine, WE DID IT! Bring on the Rockies and those big bats: we have Beckett and Papelbon and Schilling and Manny.

      WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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