Sunday, October 20, 2013


For a little while there, it sure seemed like the ALCS was heading for a Game 7. Max Scherzer pitched his guts out for six-plus innings and Victor Martinez came through with a clutch two-run single to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead in the sixth, but then ... the bullpen. It's been a problem all series and is the primary reason why the Tigers are going home while the Red Sox are going to the World Series.

Shane Victorino was the hands down hero for the go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning. Grand slams are group efforts -- other guys have to get on base to make it happen, you know -- but the dude who hits the ball over the fence gets the most love. The Red Sox nearly hit two home runs earlier in the game (Dustin Pedroia and Jonny Gomes), but the third time was a charm.

Koji Uehara was selected the series MVP after posting three saves and a win. Then he joked about pitching so well under pressure. 

"To tell you the truth, I almost threw up," Uehara kidded through a translator.

The World Series is next! It's a rematch of the 2004 Fall Classic as the Red Sox and Cardinals get together again. The series opens on Wednesday night and we don't know who the starting pitchers will be at this point, but Adam Wainwright vs. Jon Lester is a pretty safe bet.

1 comment:

  1. The Flyin Hawaiin has been getting it done all year.

    His slump was painful but what a way to break out of it.

    This post has been up for over 24 hrs
    Come on, Southbridge where is your Sox Pride ?

    GO SOX!


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