October 7, 2004

ALDS Game 2: Boston 8, Anaheim 3. Holy Shit! The rollercoaster ride continues. Scream, laugh, puke -- catch your breath today, maybe take a nap (is it possible to nap on a rollercoaster?) -- whatever, but don't you dare get off.

Missed opportunities against Colon early, Pedro hitting 93-95 right away, Millar's unassisted DP to end a 5th inning threat, Varitek's clutch 2-run HR in the 6th to tie the game at 3-3, Pedro bearing down all night and getting his final two men (Eckstein and Figgins) on 12 and 10 pitches, respectively, Mueller, Bellhorn and Manny touching K-Rod for the go-ahead run in the 8th and then Manny, Nixon and Cabrera torching Donnelly for 4 more in the 9th (OC's 3-run double doing the damage).

In the 8th, Timlin was nails against Vlad, Myers put the "ooh" into LOOGY with a K of Anderson and Foulke was calm in grabbing the last four outs. ... The Red Sox have what I'm sure will be a wonderful flight back East and a day off before Arroyo takes the hill in the Fens on Friday night. ... 2 down, 9 to go!!!

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