My grandfather is the reason I became a Red Sox fan, he was born October 8, 1918. Starting the thread knowing he's watching somewhere.
Let's go Sale and the Boston bats!
Ted Williams was also born in 1918. In San Diego! LFG because of that too!My maternal grandfather was also born in 1918. He would imitate baseball players by swinging wildly with an imaginary bat and pretend spitting. He thought there was too much spitting in baseball. I have no idea where I'm going with this but LFG.
Sale needs to deliver. It’s that simple. His start on Sunday was a disaster.Pivetta was a savior last night. Saved all the hi lev arms for tonight.
We’ve got Sale and Nate the next 2 which Is advantage us. Nothing’s changed.Come out of tonight with a win and the goal has been met. Everything is still in front of us and last night did not change that.
From another perspective, E.Hernandez is more or less exactly the same player he's always been, going through a touch of a slump.Likely goes for Xander too. Hadn’t considered this.
Not to nit-pick but at this point we need either a 1-game winning streak and a two-game winning streak or a 2-gamer and a 1.This was my fault... I was looking at too big a picture.
We don't need a three game winning streak, we need three one game winning streaks. It starts today!
Welcome to the ALDS! Population: YOU!
Well, aren't you the bearer of great tidings.The Red Sox have never won a game 2 in a division series after losing game 1. 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2016, 2017 all resulted in the olde town team falling into an 0-2 hole.
May the law of averages be with us!
Sale may well give us 5 innings with 2 earned runs. Just saw youtube clip of Baz’s first start. Effortless 97, breaking pitches, problems for us. Sale is a special pitcher but his years as an ace are in the Chicago-Sox past.Sale needs to deliver. It’s that simple. His start on Sunday was a disaster.
Yup, Baz is awesome. I am so envious of the Rays.Sale may well give us 5 innings with 2 earned runs. Just saw youtube clip of Baz’s first start. Effortless 97, breaking pitches, problems for us. Sale is a special pitcher but his years as an ace are in the Chicago-Sox past.
mmmmmm. Sanguine with red sauce!!! My favorite pastaOnly need to take 1 of these 2 in Tampa, and this was always the more likely game for the Sox to take.
If Sale is hurt and/or ineffective, the Sox aren’t going far in the playoffs anyway. But if he’s some reasonable approximation of CHRIS SALE, Rays better watch out tonight.
All of this is in the context of feeling strangely satisfied and sanguine at this point. It’s a nice feeling.
Better tidings! Derek Lowe have a certain strikeout, and "unique" gesture to end one of them?
Indeed!Yup, and a relief appearance by a certain pitcher named Pedro and Troy O’Leary sealed the other.
Ton of righties...Sox will turn many double plays.1. Randy Arozarena (R) LF
2. Wander Franco (S) SS
3. Brandon Lowe (L) 2B
4. Nelson Cruz (R) DH
5. Yandy Diaz (R) 3B
6. Jordan Luplow (R) 1B
7. Manuel Margot (R) RF
8. Mike Zunino (R) C
9. Kevin Kiermaier (L) CF
Looks familiar: only two lefty bats. Tough work for Sale. Easier for Houck and Whitlock.