Thursday, October 25, 2007

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?

8 Comments:

At 10/25/2007 9:25 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

I was a WINNAH as well,answering that Jim Lomborg pitched a 1 Hitter in the '67 WS(Seen in Daylight on NBC):

Won a case of Harpoon IPA

 
At 10/25/2007 9:29 AM, Blogger Faith said...

Congrats!!!! What a whopping you provided, what a wonderful Romp thru the Rockies. LOL

 
At 10/25/2007 10:12 AM, Blogger Carol said...

My oh my, it couldn't have been any better. Let the riverdancing start early!

P.S. There's no ZZZZs in baseball :D

 
At 10/25/2007 11:10 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hi Faithy....is it a wopping, or a wooping! Doesn't matter...thanks!!!!

Michael, good for you....I remember so very well the Lonnie dominance! Until Bob Gibson and game 7 with Lonnie's 2 days of rest. Heartbreak.

And Carol, lastly, but NOT leastly, I couldn't help it! But game one was just plain WOW! I'll take an early nap today...promise.

Thanks everyone. You all are the best, and you make me so happy. This Sox fan's heart is bursting with pride.

 
At 10/25/2007 11:47 AM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

WOW is right. What a performance; a complete team effort. Let's see Schill grind it out with a blue collar job tonight and hope our bats stay on fire! Ted Williams said he could smell the wood burning when he hit ... I bet that smell was overwhelming in Fenway last night even with the dampness. Go Red Sox!

 
At 10/25/2007 11:57 AM, Blogger Ian said...

It was a magical night there last night. As soon I walked into the ballpark, it had a different electricity than a regular game. It was louder than anything I've ever experienced. The first inning with Beckett and then when Dustin led off with the home run, you could feel it shaking. The entire crowd chanting Fran-cis, Fran-cis.

Hopefully Curt Schilling can give the Sox a 2-0 lead tonight

 
At 10/25/2007 12:03 PM, Blogger Suldog said...

Francis had that same "deer in the headlights" look that Sabathia and Carmona had.

 
At 10/25/2007 12:22 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

BFW, thanks!! I STILL smell the burning wood bats! Tonight too!!! (PLEASE).

Ian, I know you must have had a magical night. Couldn't happen to a better Sox fan.

And Sul, you are SO right...there was a picture in the paper that showed his scared, horrified and unbelieving face. I....I smiled!!!!

WE ALL BELIEVE! GO SCHILL!!!!!!

 

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