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Sox Take Game One, 10-3

Posted by Brad on October 12, 2007

The Red Sox beat the Indians in Game One of the 2007 ALCS by a score of 10-3.  In a game that featured a dominant pitching performance from Josh Beckett (big surprise), the Sox dominated most of the way.

The Sox got RBIs from Manny (3), Lowell (3), Varitek (2) and Bobby Kielty (2) who started in place of (%$#*) J.D. Drew because of his previous success against Indians starter C.C. Sabathia.  The Indians got their runs on a Hafner homerun in the first and two RBI from 2B Asdrubal Cabrera.

Red Sox ace Josh Beckett went 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and got seven strikeouts.  C.C. Sabathia went on four and a third, giving up eight runs on seven hits and only three strikeouts.  He got pulled after the Bobby Kielty two RBI double inthe fifth inning.  Although many thought this would be a great pitching matchup, the Sox bats were too good against the pitching of C.C. Sabathia.

Red Sox reliever Eric Gagne worked the ninth in an inning manager Terry Francona hoped would be a “confidence builder”.  He gave up no runs on two hits and a walk (allieulia).  Unfortunately, he allowed the bases to become loaded in the ninth (God forbid he pitches a perfect inning).  He was unbelievably wild and, at times, literally could not throw a strike.  Luckily he was able to get it done.  But seriously, can this guy please pitch a good inning?

All in all it was a great game from the Sox.  The big two (Man-Ram and Big Papi) went a combined 4-4 with five, yes five, walks and four combined runs.  Essentially, these two guys beat the Indians alone.  Also, Manny made a (great…?) leaping catch in left field near the beginning of the game and a GREAT catch later on as he dove to make the play.

The Sox have to play like this for the next few games and Terry Francona has to give up on the Gagne experiment.  He is way to risky (seriously, he has a 6.75 ERA with the Sox).  The only time I’d put him in is in a game lie today, a blowout (but I don’t expect many more of those, except when Beckett pitches).  Oh, and Lugo got a double (yipee, he got a hit!)

They play again tommorow at 8:00 on FOX.  Curt Schilling goes against Fausto Carmona.  Should be a good one.

By the way, Bruins tied with the Kings in LA at the end of one period.

Talk at ‘ya later.


One Response to “Sox Take Game One, 10-3”

  1. FireDannyAinge said

    The Bruins need to be better then they have been so far this year. They had the lead the other night and lost it and now tonight.

    Thrilled for the Sox

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