He Who Laughs Last: Rays-Sox ALDS Gamer II

I know I laughed heartily yesterday. But the first victory means little on its own: MLB informs me that the winner of Game 1 in the ALDS has only gone on to win 21 of 36 such ALDS series–an advantage, but not a decisive one. And they don’t give bonus points for a rout.

So today’s a whole new ballgame as David Price (who has positively owned the Red Sox in his last few outings against them, including twice at Fenway) takes on John Lackey (who is a much better pitcher at Fenway this year than on the road). Who laughs last today? Who laughs last in the series? It’s sports–we don’t know! Stay tuned and find out. Comment away.

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  • Coming in a bit late today. 2-1 after 1 1/2. Not too bad.

    Johnny Gomes out on a flyball to the warning track. So they can hit Price.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 6:15 pm
  • Not a lot of pitches for Price though.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 6:16 pm
  • DeJesus plays the wall better than Rodriguez yesterday. It’s a double for Ross anyway and Jacoby brings him home. 3-1.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 6:30 pm
  • Terrible bunt from Victorino. Lucky it wasn’t caught.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 6:31 pm
  • Yeah, let him hit. Runners on first and third, none out.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 6:33 pm
  • Wow, great takeout slide by Victorino prevents the double play. 4-1.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 6:36 pm
  • Price gets a strike that’s way lower than strike from Lester yesterday that was called a ball and set up Rodriguez’ home run. Aren’t we supposed to see the best umps in the postseason?

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 7:00 pm
  • Rays leftfielders will have a green monster turning up in their nightmares. Drew triple makes it 5-1.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 7:07 pm
  • Lackey strikes out Zobrist to limit the damage. 5-3 now.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 7:27 pm
  • And the Sox come right back with Jacoby scoring from first on a Pedey double!

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 7:35 pm
  • Should we call them the Flying Beards?

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 7:36 pm
  • Napoli walks. That’s fine but I would’ve preferred the two run jack.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 7:41 pm
  • Stressful game, but obviously in the Sox’ favor through 5.

    Devine October 5, 2013, 7:46 pm
  • Wham…leadoff base runner for Lackey…5th time in 6 innings.

    Devine October 5, 2013, 7:48 pm
  • Breslow up in the pen. We’ll need at least 9 outs from the bullpen today.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 7:49 pm
  • Run scores…tough battle…should have had an out there. Lsckey out.

    Devine October 5, 2013, 7:52 pm
  • Good job, Breslow.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 7:57 pm
  • Double play at exactly the right time. Whoa.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 8:15 pm
  • Not that there’s ever a wrong time for a Red Sox double play …

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 8:15 pm
  • Unless we score a bunch in the bottom of the 7th I’d say Tazawa in the 8th and Koji immediately should Tazawa get into trouble.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 8:16 pm
  • Another extremely low strike for Price.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 8:17 pm
  • Rays won’t go away …Young on, 1 out, 8th.

    Devine October 5, 2013, 8:27 pm
  • Another key double play!

    Devine October 5, 2013, 8:31 pm
  • Another double play! Three more outs to go!!

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 8:31 pm
  • At least a 2-run cushion for Uehara. Wow, more Price.

    Devine October 5, 2013, 8:33 pm
  • Big Papi. 3-run cushion.

    Devine October 5, 2013, 8:34 pm
  • The large father does it again!

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 8:34 pm
  • Napoli now the only batter without a hit.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 8:41 pm
  • Koji strikes Joyce on three pitches.

    Two to go.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 8:48 pm
  • Koji strikes out Lobaton on three pitches.

    Myers due to make the final out.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 8:49 pm
  • Napoli takes it to the back and the Red Sox have a 2-0 series lead!

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 8:51 pm
  • Awesome

    Devine October 5, 2013, 8:52 pm
  • With Price on the mound this is the game the Rays needed. With all the effort they put into coming back this must be extremely disappoint for them. Good for us.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 8:53 pm
  • Wow, my spelling etc really went astray on these last posts. But you know what I meant. Can’t wait for Monday.

    pale blue eyes October 5, 2013, 8:55 pm

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