RED SOX 13 ROCKIES 1
The Colorado Rockies invaded Fenway Park Wednesday night to play the buzzsaw known as the Boston Red Sox, and they were promptly sliced and diced, pureed and sauteed. To a pulpy powerless sludge! By the end of 5 innings the Sox already had the 13-1 lead. Those 13 runs were the most scored by a team in game 1 of a World Series. Ever. The 12 run margin also set the record for a Series game 1. Every Boston starter had at least 1 hit except for Jacoby Ellsbury. And our Sox became the first team EVER to score 10 or more runs in 3 straight postseason games. My oh my! From the leadoff home run by Dustin Pedroia, the rout was on, and the Fenway Faithful were rewarded with an unbelievable time. All of Red Sox Nation and Red Sox International are so damn proud.
Josh Beckett continued to be the best postseason pitcher there is. His record is now 4-0, his ERA in the low ones. He also became the first pitcher since Sandy Koufax to strike out the first 4 men that came to the plate. He was in command for his 7 innings and 93 pitches, allowing the lone run in the second inning. He gave up 6 harmless hits while walking 1 and striking out 9. Timlin and Gagne took care of the 8th and 9th innings perfectly. When Beckett is on the mound in October, as he will be this coming Monday, the opposing pitcher had better throw a shutout to have any chance of winning the ballgame. And that's just the way we like it.
Tonight, it's game 2 time, with Ubaldo Jimenez and his explosive fastball ready to take on postseason veteran Curt Schilling, in what might be his last, or second to last start in a Boston uniform. To say he'll be ready would be an utter understatement, an umistaken gaffe in logic. So I have confidence and faith that the Sox will go up 2 games to none and wing their way west for a game 3 on Saturday. But I don't want to get ahead of myself....first pitch time is 8:29 PM EDT, at our very own field of dreams realized and new dreams to come, Fenway Park. And those new dreams are happening right before our amazed eyes. The 2007 Boston Red Sox are for real, hitting and pitching as well as they have all year. And I couldn't be happier. Tonight, I'm going to do something differently, however, for I fell asleep last night after the 7 run 5th....I'm going to set the DVR to start recording at 10:00 and shut off at midnight.
Please click on the title of this post for more coverage of game one, the game that touched our hearts and warmed our souls. GO SOX. FOREVER! And thanks so much for being here. Your comments are appreciated and WILL be answered. Today, on this still dark Thursday morning, I am one happy Red Sox fan. Aren't we all?