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Rob Bradford
October 05, 2008 - 12:56 pm
With two outs in the first inning, Juan Rivera drew a bases-loaded walk to score Chone Figgins . Figgins had led off the game with a ground-rule double. The free pass, which was Josh Beckett's second bases-loaded walk of the season, came after Rivera swung at a 3-0 pitch, fouling it off. The Red...
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October 05, 2008 - 12:28 pm
In case you hadn't heard, Josh Beckett is pretty good in the postseason. A few examples of a phenomenon of which you and the Angels are likely well aware: Beckett has won his last five playoff starts, with a 0.92 ERA in that time. He went 4-0 with a 1.20 ERA in the 2007 playoffs, tied for the...
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October 05, 2008 - 12:19 pm
Greetings from venerable Fenway Park , where the Red Sox and Josh Beckett are preparing to try to knock out the Joe Saunders-led Angels. The Sox have not fared well against the Angels southpaw--Saunders is 4-0 with a 2.89 ERA in six career starts against the Sox, including a 9-2 win over Josh...
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October 03, 2008 - 11:29 pm
With their 7-5 win, the Red Sox assumed a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Angels with the opportunity to close out the Division Series back at Fenway Park , where Boston has won 11 of their last 13 postseason contests. The Sox set a record for postseason dominance by one team over another by...
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Rob Bradford
October 03, 2008 - 6:28 pm
Guess who led off another inning? David Ortiz . For the third time tonight the Sox DH has started a frame for the Sox, this time coming through, ripping a double off the right field fence. It was his sixth double in such a situation this season. If you're wondering who might be best positioned to...
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October 03, 2008 - 6:16 pm
J.D. Drew slammed a two-run homer to right-center field against Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez to put the Red Sox ahead 7-5. It was Drew's first ninth-inning homer since joining the Sox for the 2007 season.
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October 03, 2008 - 6:05 pm
First, some seventh inning leftovers: both Mark Teixeira and Vlad Guerrero are 3-for-3 against the Sox tonight. Only eight players have ever gone 3-for-3 or 4-for-4 against the Sox in the postseason, and never two in one game. (Ga-ry! Ga-ry!) The bases-loaded walk issued by Justin Masterson was the...
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Rob Bradford
October 03, 2008 - 6:02 pm
After coming on for Justin Masterson following a leadoff triple from Chone Figgins , Jonathan Papelbon got Garrett Anderson to swing at the first pitch and pop it up for one out. But Mark Teixeira's fly ball to center proved plenty deep enough to score Figgins, knotting up the game at 5-5. Vlad...
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Rob Bradford
October 03, 2008 - 5:42 pm
David Ortiz is leading off an inning for the second time tonight. Before you start thinking about putting the speedster at the top of the order because of his obvious ability to set the table understand these numbers the DH has when kicking off a frame: In his 86 plate appearances, Ortiz is hitting...
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October 03, 2008 - 5:37 pm
Justin Masterson , who inherited a two-on, no-out jam from Hideki Okajima in the bottom of the seventh, walked the bases full with one out and then, after striking out Howie Kendrick, forced in another run with a walk to Mike Napoli . Masterson had never before walked a batter with the bases loaded.
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