Sunday, October 21, 2007


BOSTON (AP) - From the brink of elimination and the depths of a yearlong slump, J.D. Drew helped the Boston Red Sox force a Game 7.
The struggling Red Sox right fielder hit a grand slam and drove in five runs and, behind yet another postseason gem from Curt Schilling, Boston battered the Cleveland Indians 12-2 Saturday night to tie the AL championship series at three games apiece.
"We needed tonight's game, we needed a good performance for Schilling," Drew said. "We got that, now we're going to play in Game 7."
After failing to get a victory from aces C.C. Sabathia and Fausto Carmona, the Indians hope Jake Westbrook is the answer Sunday night. The Red Sox turn to Daisuke Matsuzaka, who has not pitched well so far in the postseason.
"It's going to come down to Game 7, the two teams that won more baseball games than anybody over the regular season, two teams that beat up each other over the past week," Indians manager Eric Wedge said. "That's the way it should be. Everyone should be excited."
A third consecutive victory would put Boston in the World Series for the first time since 2004, when it rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the ALCS to beat the New York Yankees en route to its first title in 86 years. The Story Here
This is it all the cards are on the table.... Who will win the honors to meet the Colorado Rockies in the World Series?


bigsoxfan said...

I was able to watch game six at the Doctor's house, even had food, although steamed dogs and baked beans were beyond my means. Oh well, we had sausage with peppers and onions and beanie weinies w/bbqu sauce. The doctor provided one his patients in a fairly small towel for betwen innings. The game wasn't bad either.

Game seven should be one for the books, unfortuntately I have business in the am. Major penalty, type of business. I don't think Mongolian immigration and visa control will really give a hoo if I use the "but, the game was on, excuse.

bigsoxfan said...

Yup, game seven was all that. I managed to watch from the seventh to the end. Thank you Mongolian immigration control for processing my junk quickly. And thanks to the Grand Khan Irish pub for having ESPN tody. The Sox had better open up the purse strings for some of the lower ranked players. Now I have to check out the schedule for the Series, is game seven played on the Sixth of November. That is the pmpkn's birthday. Now that would be sweet..

glend558 said...

BSF: Congrats to you and your team! It was a ball buster. (Not a pun) We'll call it the Cleveland collapse. The Rockies may be tough, so keep your fingers crossed.

bigsoxfan said...

The mountains on the east coast were worn down long ago. The Sox are going to do to colorado like mother nature did to the appalachians, long ago. I just wish I could have hated the Indians and hate the Rockies like I do the yankees. That would make it so much sweeter.