Friday, October 26, 2007

WS - Game 2 - Red Sox win, 2-1

...and now have a 2-0 lead in the Series. Not that Tito or Epstein needed it, but win 2 of the next 5 games, and neither man ever has to buy himself a meal or drink in this town again.

It's almost better the Sox won a 2-1 game against this team heading to Colorado. As hard as the Sox bats can hit at times, they can also go quiet for long stretches in a game, and suddenly you realize they've lost 3-1, despite strong pitching. Everyone talked about how all Colorado was looking for was a split at Fenway for a chance to close it out at home. Now that chance is gone, and even with the prospect of having to sit Lowell, Ortiz, or Youkilis for three games in an NL park, the worst-case scenario seems to be coming back to Fenway with the Sox having a 3-2 lead. Of course, the true worst-case scenario is coming back down 3-2 to Colorado, but does anyone think Beckett won't get it done in Game 5, even if the Sox only score a couple of runs for him? Remember, this is the meat-man we're talkin' about.

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