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October 01, 2008 - 5:14 pm
There could be a great deal of pressure on the top part of the Red Sox lineup. As things stand, it seems a load imbalance is a very real possibility. Mike Lowell has lived up to manager Terry Francona 's pre-game promise that he is not about to become an Olympic sprinter. The Sox third baseman is...
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Rob Bradford
October 01, 2008 - 5:01 pm
Guess who Jon Lester might be turning into? I'll give you a hint: He's in the above video playing long-toss before tonight's game. Remember that Game 1 Josh Beckett spun against the Angels last year, when he used 108 pitches to go nine innings, giving up just four hits, and no runs while striking...
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October 01, 2008 - 4:55 pm
[caption id="attachment_3744" align="alignleft" width="300" caption=" Jason Bay (front row, fifth from left) is now officially the best player to emerge from this Little League team."] Â Â Â Â [/caption] Â Jason Bay just made the 1990 Canadian Little League World Series team very proud. With a...
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Rob Bradford
October 01, 2008 - 4:41 pm
Jon Lester is starting to mix it up a little bit as he takes 67 pitches into his second batter of the fifth. The first of the frame, Chone Figgins (whom we already documented as a pretty poor post-season hitter) saw his first two non-fastballs of the night on a change-up and curveball. Lester then...
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October 01, 2008 - 4:39 pm
In case you were wondering, the last time the Sox were shutout in a postseason game was in Game 2 of the 1995 Division Series against the Indians. Orel Hershiser, Julian Tavarez (!), Paul Assenmacher and Jose Mesa did the honors for Cleveland that day. Jacoby Ellsbury dropped a two-out bunt single...
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Rob Bradford
October 01, 2008 - 4:23 pm
Jessica Biel is doing a public service announcement on the same Jumbotron that Manny Ramirez hit a home run on while the Red Sox were taking batting practice. The Angels are getting their money's worth on that screen tonight. It should be noted that the Red Sox had a least one RBI by the end of the...
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October 01, 2008 - 4:17 pm
The Red Sox had gone 15 straight postseason games without an unearned run. The last time it occurred was in Game 2 of the 2005 Division Series against the White Sox , when a Tony Graffanino error sustained an inning for a three-run Tad Iguchi homer off of David Wells . Kevin Youkilis led off the...
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Rob Bradford
October 01, 2008 - 4:08 pm
So now Jon Lester finds himself working through the Angels lineup for the second time. With leadoff hitter Chone Figgins , he threw him three straight fastballs to start the game and continued the trend on the first six pitches, eventually ending up with a swing and a miss for strike three. Figgins...
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October 01, 2008 - 3:53 pm
During the 2007 playoffs, the Sox walked 18 times and had 23 RBIs in the third inning. Bot marks were the most by any team in any inning during any postseason since 1903. The runs were helped in no small part by the fact that the team hit a whopping .403. Yet that strength coincided with one of...
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Rob Bradford
October 01, 2008 - 3:40 pm
 After watching Mike Lowell field the final out of the first, you might be wondering which of the Angels are the biggest threat to test the third baseman on a bunt attempt. Well, Erick Aybar leads the way with nine bunt hits this year, attempting the feat 41 times. Chone Figgins is No. 2, earning...
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