Does This One Go To Eleven? Cards-Sox World Series Gamer VI

The Red Sox have won 10 games in October. Gotta grab one more win before you get the brass ring.

To be so close and still so far away, with how incredible this season has been. It’s overwhelming.

This will not be easy. Rookie Michael Wacha has had perhaps the best postseason of any starting pitcher in 2013 (minus maybe maligned Verlander who gave up 1 run in 3 starts), and allowed only a 2-run shot by David Ortiz over 6 in his last outing. He also held the Pirates to 1 run at PNC Park in a must-win Game 4. But the Red Sox have won games started by Moore, Price, Scherzer (twice), Sanchez, Verlander, and Wainwright (twice) this October. There’s absolutely no reason the offense can’t have one good showing at Fenway Park against a great pitcher, and no reason that Lackey can’t hold ‘em to a run or two over 7.

So hopefully tonight the Red Sox rock you tonight. Comment away.

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  • My stomach is in knots. Next few hours are going to be hard. Probably even harder after the game starts.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 4:17 pm
  • C’mon, let’s get this done!

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:04 pm
  • There’s the Gold Glover.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:11 pm
  • Down in order.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:11 pm
  • Watching on Gameday on bus home… tension!

    Devine October 30, 2013, 8:13 pm
  • Loud outs though …

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:14 pm
  • Dammit, dammit. Pedey inches to the wrong side of the foul pole.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:17 pm
  • Grounds out on the second pitch.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:18 pm
  • 9 pitch at bat and Papi walks.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:21 pm
  • Napoli K’s. 18 pitches for Wacha in the first.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:23 pm
  • Buck now twice has mentioned that Lackey won 10 games in the regular season, making it sound as if Lackey pitched badly.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:29 pm
  • Wallball single for Craig.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:29 pm
  • Two strike single for Molina.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:31 pm
  • Gomes catch at the wall. DP now, please.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:33 pm
  • Wild pitch. Lackey walking on thin ice here.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:37 pm
  • Big K!! Still scoreless.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:38 pm
  • Enormous 3rd out!

    Devine October 30, 2013, 8:38 pm
  • Gomes breaks up the no-hitter.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:43 pm
  • Squander.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:49 pm
  • Squander-off.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 8:50 pm
  • DP, easy inning for Lackey.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:58 pm
  • Base hit for Ells.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 8:59 pm
  • IBB to Big Papi. Time for some Napoli magic.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:02 pm
  • Loaded for Victorino.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:06 pm
  • 2-0.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:07 pm
  • Off the wall!!!! 3-0 Boston!

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:09 pm
  • Yeaaaaaahhhhhhyy!!!!!!

    Devine October 30, 2013, 9:09 pm
  • Xander hits it hard … but right at Freese.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:10 pm
  • One pitch one out. More of that, please.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:14 pm
  • The crowd sounds absolutely amazing.

    attackgerbil October 30, 2013, 9:15 pm
  • Error Pedroia. How is that possible?

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:18 pm
  • Out of the jam!

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:20 pm
  • Way to pick up Pedey, John.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 9:20 pm
  • Drew comes through …. 4-0!!

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:24 pm
  • Knew that was coming eventually.

    Drew!!!!!!!

    Devine October 30, 2013, 9:24 pm
  • Thought that was gone. But Ells with the double.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:27 pm
  • Home run in literally every other park.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 9:27 pm
  • “With Napoli coming up next, you expect the walk.” ???? Because Napoli can’t hit????

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:31 pm
  • Ortiz may get the series OBP record based on opposing team’s terror.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 9:32 pm
  • Wacha gone.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:33 pm
  • This is a LOT earlier than I expected Wacha to be gone… good stuff.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 9:33 pm
  • Correction: “with anyone on Earth besides Ortiz up next, you expect the walk.”

    5-0!

    Devine October 30, 2013, 9:36 pm
  • Napoli drives in Ells. 5-0 us.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:36 pm
  • Loaded for Victorino.

    Can’t argue with what Gomes has done so far tonite … at the plate and in front of the Monster.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:38 pm
  • Out of play.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:39 pm
  • 6-0!

    Devine October 30, 2013, 9:40 pm
  • Only a single … no, we’ll take it 6-0.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:40 pm
  • Loaded for Xander.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:41 pm
  • That’s a long time for Lackey in the dugout.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:42 pm
  • Make it longer still, X.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:43 pm
  • K, still a very satisfying inning.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:44 pm
  • Oh, shut up McCarver. These Cardinals are not the 1996 Yankees.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:49 pm
  • Shut the fuck up, McCarver.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 9:49 pm
  • Drew!

    Devine October 30, 2013, 9:50 pm
  • Drew … leather!

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:50 pm
  • We’re in sync, D!

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:51 pm
  • Heck yeah, pbe.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 9:55 pm
  • All the baserunners as long as they never score!

    Devine October 30, 2013, 9:56 pm
  • And the Cardinals are still scoreless!

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 9:56 pm
  • It gives me great please to think that McCarver will never sully another Red Sox game in hopefully 4 innings.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 9:58 pm
  • *pleasure

    Devine October 30, 2013, 9:59 pm
  • Oh, finally they’ve found a way to bring up Verlander. Why not an interview?

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 10:02 pm
  • They should interview Scherzer, Verlander, Wainwright, and Wacha all at the same time. Throw Chris Carpenter in for good measure. Haha, infielder Carpenter fail.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:05 pm
  • Besides being from Oregon, why would Jacoby want to play for the Mariners?

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 10:05 pm
  • Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:06 pm
  • Wow, they have him in the run-down and can’t touch him!

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 10:06 pm
  • Jacoby is going to whoever (over)pays him for being the very good player he is, plain and simple.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:08 pm
  • Of course he will.

    Now, twelve more outs please.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 10:09 pm
  • 11 outs to win 11.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:12 pm
  • Craig flies out, eleven.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 10:12 pm
  • Great play, Pedroia!

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:12 pm
  • Molina grounds out to Pedey, ten.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 10:13 pm
  • This isn’t a game; it’s a coronation.

    9 more. Fuck yeah, Lackey.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:14 pm
  • Adams K’s, nine.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 10:14 pm
  • Ortiz’s first K in the Series (and McCarver informs me, 10 games).

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:19 pm
  • Papi strikes out. That’s almost like Pedey making an error.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 10:19 pm
  • Way outside, but strike 3 to Napoli.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 10:23 pm
  • Freese strikes out on three pitches, eight.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 10:28 pm
  • 7 more.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:29 pm
  • Jay grounds out – to Pedey of course, seven.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 10:29 pm
  • Victorino holds Descalso to a single.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 10:31 pm
  • I honestly felt sorry for the Tigers.

    I do NOT feel sorry for the Cards (who are not dead yet anyway). They will be back here again in the next 5 years.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:31 pm
  • I’d probably pull him now.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:34 pm
  • Okay, fine. In this circumstance, I kinda accept that he gets one more batter.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:35 pm
  • Blast it.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:38 pm
  • Pleeeeeeease get this guy, Taz.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:42 pm
  • Yesssssss!

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:43 pm
  • Ah, Drew found his stick for Game 6 of the WS, that works.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:52 pm
  • 5.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 10:59 pm
  • 4.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 11:00 pm
  • 3.

    Workman!

    Devine October 30, 2013, 11:00 pm
  • Lost my internet connection for a while, can you believe it? Back now, three more outs to go, yes.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 11:01 pm
  • Wouldn’t say no to another run or two. For old times sake. They’re probably not playing after this…so ya got one more in ya, offense? I will miss you if you’re gone.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 11:04 pm
  • Papi will get one more swing no matter what. Makes me happy.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 11:08 pm
  • Punish them, Napoli!

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 11:11 pm
  • Walked one more time. What an OBP.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 11:11 pm
  • Hard to believe this is real life. A 5-run lead and Uehara.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 11:18 pm
  • Okay, Koji, 8-9-1 hitters.

    Jay pops it to Gomes. Two.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 11:19 pm
  • Holy hell. 2 more.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 11:19 pm
  • So does Descalso. ONE MORE OUT TO GO!!!!

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 11:20 pm
  • OMG!!! 1 more!!!!!

    Devine October 30, 2013, 11:20 pm
  • Strike 1.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 11:21 pm
  • A pleasure spending the season with yas, pbe.

    Devine October 30, 2013, 11:21 pm
  • 1-1.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 11:21 pm
  • One strike away.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 11:21 pm
  • Same with you, D.

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 11:22 pm
  • Champions!!!!!!!!

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 11:23 pm
  • Awesome. Just awesome. The kings of the world…you don’t know how often this opportunity comes, and they seized it. Never faced elimination. I can’t possibly capture the happiness and satisfaction that it was THIS group of guys, Ortiz earning that WS MVP and his third ring.

    AND THERE IT IS!!!

    Devine October 30, 2013, 11:23 pm
  • This is so unbelievably great. What a team!!!

    pale blue eyes October 30, 2013, 11:24 pm

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