Not three. Not two.
The Red Sox lost three straight games only twice this season (May 24-26 and July 16-18). ... Red Sox teams are 11-2 in postseason games when facing elimination since the 1999 ALDS (8-1 in 2003 and 2004).
David Wells wants, is preparing for, and expects the ball if there is a Game 5 on Sunday. He would be pitching on three days rest: "For me, three days, if I was younger, yeah, I wouldn't have a problem. Now that I'm older, three days would be tougher. I don't think you're as strong."
Aaron Rowand against Wakefield: 10-for-14, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 2 BB, no strikeouts, and a 1.643 slugging percentage. ... Keith Foulke underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee yesterday and should be back at full strength for spring training.
We're against the ropes again. You have to show everything you have or that's it.Bronson Arroyo:
It was a lot worse when we came back from Oakland in '03 down 0-2. Back then it was like, 'Geez, we can't believe this is happening.' Now we have been through this so we just say 'We've got to buckle down and get to business.' ... [T]here's an overall calm here, these guys have been in these games before.Ozzie Guillen:
I know how they play. I know how loose they are. Seem like they don't even care. ... You have to get this thing over as soon as you can. If not, you're going to be in trouble.Rain is expected in Boston (and New York) today, but it should come after this afternoon's game. Saturday's games -- Red Sox-White Sox at 1:00 and Angels-Yankees at 4:00 -- could be in greater danger of being postponed (80% of rain in both cities).
Wakefield / Garcia, 4:00.