Even though they did not have to stage a big comeback, the Red Sox did have their share of heroes tonight. Youk and Tek each had big home runs, and Papi had a big 2 out base hit. Josh Beckett pitched well enough to keep it close and get it to the pen. You can't say enough about how well the bullpen was tonight; Okajima, Masterson, and Papelbon pitched 4 no-hit innings giving up just 1 walk. All of the momentum is now with Boston in the final game of the ALCS tomorrow night.
Red Sox Win 4-2 BOX SCORE
Friday, October 17, 2008
Boston Writer Summons Ghost Of Carlton Fisk, Renders Death Inevitable For Red Sox
Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald says the Red Sox were dead and came back to life and compares last night's Red Sox win to game 6 of the 1975 World Series by summoning the ghost of Carlton Fisk.
Yet the fact remains: The Red Sox were dead, and dead teams are not supposed to wake up. It is scientifically impossible. You’re dead, you’re dead. Then again, if dead teams did not awaken, we would not have Bobby Thomson and Carlton Fisk and all that.Somebody needs to remind Buckley that the Red Sox lost game 7 of the 1975 World Series.
Teams can come back to life. It is a thing we like to call "life-support". But eventually the plug must be pulled.