Just How They Drew It Up: Sox-Cards World Series Gamer V

1) Split the 2-gamer at home, 2) win the road series, 3) split the 2-gamer. Step 2 in the Red Sox’ diabolical plan is complete with a victory tonight as the Red Sox find themselves in exactly the same position for Game 5 WS as they were in for Game 5 ALCS, all knotted at 2 games apiece and a guaranteed return to Fenway Park. Lester and Wainwright have another ace-off to close out Busch Stadium action for the season. Hoping for a repeat of Game 1, with runs early and often for the Red Sox, and too little too late for the Cards. Give it all you got, Lester, because this is it. And would someone on the Red Sox besides David Ortiz get hot with the bat for this series? Comment away.

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  • I hope they can close it out in the next couple games. I mean, that’s obvious, what I really mean is: they have two good to excellent starters lined up for 5/6, and then a gigantic mystery for who would start in Game 7. Peavy? Doubront if he feels he can give them 4/5 innings on three days’ rest? (And if he isn’t used in Game 6…I can’t imagine he’s used in Game 5 after multiple innings on subsequent days) Obviously it’s all hands on deck in Game 7, but they’d be cobbling it together Game 4-style, and I fear Peavy giving the game away before Farrell brings the hook. They need to shut the Cards down in the next 2 games and make Game 7 concerns academic.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 12:49 pm
  • Jesus Christ, the Red Sox are batting .189 in the Series (Cardinals .235). Hoooooly shit, do something with that goddamn stick in your hands.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 1:09 pm
  • not just the hitting devine…this has been a sloppy series all the way around with the errors and baserunning blunders…beginning to look like the first team that can clean that up will win this thing…

    dc October 28, 2013, 1:48 pm
  • Promising first base man we have here. And he also can hit …

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 8:25 pm
  • Second baseman also fielding quite well.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 8:26 pm
  • Craig was hardly out of the batters box when the DP was completed!

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 8:47 pm
  • Lester not much faster than Craig …

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 8:50 pm
  • Nice flip by Lester to Ortiz.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 8:57 pm
  • Lester gets the call on what looked like ball four to Carpenter.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 9:04 pm
  • Papi unreal. Another hit.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 9:06 pm
  • Not giving Lester room for error this far.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 9:12 pm
  • Bah. Tied.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 9:15 pm
  • Fuck!

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 9:15 pm
  • And almost another one but Gomes runs it down.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 9:17 pm
  • Another reminder why Drew is playing.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 9:18 pm
  • X hit.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 9:22 pm
  • Drew hits it far but Beltran is there.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 9:23 pm
  • Ellsbury K’s. Shit.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 9:30 pm
  • That sucked, Ellsbury.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 9:30 pm
  • Just the one blemish through 5 for Lester… quick game so far.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 9:38 pm
  • Another great inning from Lester.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 9:38 pm
  • Even the outs by Ortiz are scalded.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 9:47 pm
  • Boston batters being beaten by biting curves.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 9:50 pm
  • Heck of a duel…tied through 6.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 9:56 pm
  • Another X hit.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:02 pm
  • Drew works a walk!

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:05 pm
  • Ross! Lead!

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:09 pm
  • 2-1.

    How often has McCarver said now that Lester has no bat control?

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:09 pm
  • Would be a heck of a time for your first MLB hit, Lester.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:10 pm
  • That’s… not gonna do it.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:10 pm
  • Another chance for Jacoby to do some damage.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:10 pm
  • Run # 3! Absolutely no blame for the out at the plate…gotta try it with 2 out… way to go, Ells.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:13 pm
  • Some damage, at least. 3-1.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:14 pm
  • Was Ross really out at the plate? Seemed like he avoided Molina’s first attempt to tag him. Not sure he touched the base after that though. Maybe they have another angle to show us?

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:16 pm
  • We’re on pace for your Lester/Koji hope/prediction last night, pbe! Fingers crossed.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:17 pm
  • Nine outs!

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:18 pm
  • 8.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:19 pm
  • 7.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:20 pm
  • Secretly I had been hoping for a big lead which would make Koji unnecessary. But I like where we are right now.

    Looks like Ross actually was save!

    And in the meantime we need only seven more outs.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:20 pm
  • Safe, of course.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:21 pm
  • 6. Lester!

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:23 pm
  • Molina lines out. Six more outs. Lester clearly can go the 8th.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:23 pm
  • Man, Papi is fast.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:29 pm
  • That counts as containing Ortiz at this point. Just a ridiculous, like almost literally unbelievable World Series showing.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:30 pm
  • 5.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:37 pm
  • Five more outs.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:38 pm
  • Drat, a double brings up the tying run.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:39 pm
  • Ue/Taz warming.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:40 pm
  • Once again, great game/series in case this goes sour.

    4.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:41 pm
  • Four to go.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:41 pm
  • Nap and Koji coming in…all righty then.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:42 pm
  • Koji time.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:42 pm
  • Fox missing pitches …

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:45 pm
  • Koji.

    3.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:45 pm
  • Three pitch K. Three more outs.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:45 pm
  • What a great performance by Lester that was. He’s been a true ace in the Series.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:47 pm
  • Insurance would be nice, but Bogey strikes out.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:50 pm
  • As does Drew.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:52 pm
  • Quick inning. Go get ‘em, Koji.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:53 pm
  • 2-run lead for Uehara again tonight. Damn, runs at such a premium after game 1.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:53 pm
  • K.

    2.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 10:57 pm
  • K.

    Two more!!

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:58 pm
  • Buck, even if lose tonight we have a chance to clinch at Fenway.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 10:59 pm
  • Grounder to 1st.

    1.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 11:00 pm
  • One more to go!!!

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 11:00 pm
  • Nava has it and we win!!!

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 11:01 pm
  • Won the road series. Again.

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    One…win…from unbelievable.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 11:01 pm
  • Fuck obstruction!

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 11:01 pm
  • Really glad losing before an off-day was a one-time event.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 11:02 pm
  • Red Sox: 3
    Throws to 3rd: 2.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 11:04 pm
  • Considering the somewhat shaky pitching situation it’d be a good idea to clinch in game 6. In Lackey we trust and Wacha is due for a clunker.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 11:05 pm
  • Yessir. Critical to clinch Wednesday if at all possible in order to avoid terror on Halloween night.

    Devine October 28, 2013, 11:08 pm
  • Should it come to a game 7 I believe John Lester will be available out of the bullpen.

    pale blue eyes October 28, 2013, 11:32 pm
  • Lester had an absolutely fantastic postseason. Just outrageous. Alllllmost 2007 Beckett-esque but for a merely good start in Detroit. Amazing to be on the other side of this year, where he struggled so mightily for so long, before he just brought everything together for the stretch run and all the way through October.

    Devine October 29, 2013, 12:44 am

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