October 18, 2007

ALCS 5: Red Sox 7, Spiders 1

Red Sox - 101 000 230 - 7 12  1
Spiders - 100 000 000 - 1 6 1

Beckett: 8-5-1-1-11, 109
Beckett was absolutely amazing tonight -- everything we could have hoped for -- near Pedro-esque in his ability to toy with the Cleveland hitters! Along with a fastball sitting at 95-97 all night long, he also used a devastating 12-to-6 curve that made more than one Spider look like a fool. In the post-season, he now has a BB/K ratio if 1/26.

A Yook dong gave the Red Sox a 1-0 lead in the first, but Cleveland tied the game in the home half. Sizemore doubled, moved to third on Cabrera's single and scored on Hafner's GIDP. After that, only one other Cleveland batter touched second base -- and that was in the ninth inning against Jonathan Papelbon.

Manny was robbed of a two-run dong to right-center in the third, but he did get an RBI out of it -- Boston led 2-1. They held on and broke it open with two in the seventh -- Pedroia double, Youilis triple, Ortiz sac fly -- and three in the eighth -- three walks, an error, a bunt single and another sac fly.

So it's back to Boston for Game 6 and G38 on Saturday night.


***

Manny: I'm a bad, bad man, man ...
Josh: [must ignore, keep staring straight ahead]
I feel like we're going to win and take it back to Boston and play another day. When you see something's that never been done before, you can believe in anything.
Jason Varitek:
There's a faith. It's like being able to come back late in a game. You have people that have done it, the team has done it, and done it on different occasions. You should have confidence that it can be done.
We just have to win [tonight].
Yerry Francona:
Just play the game that's in front of us.
This team is so loose. That's baseball. We happened to lose three in a row, but we could just as well win three in a row, too. ... Even though we're down, I still think we're set up pretty good.
Yook also echoed Manny Ramirez's thoughts:
You have to have the same mind-set every day in big games. You can't change things. You can try to make adjustments pitch to pitch, but you can't change your approach ... You have to stay calm and collected and you have to have fun. You have to have that energy flowing and be excited to go up there.

***

Josh Beckett / C.C. Sabathia
One. One game. One win. That's all.

Not three, not two.

One.

Tonight.
It's pretty clear.

1,033 comments:

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Ajax said...

Congrats and good night!

Ofer said...

Always look on the bright side of life, indeed.

Before the game life seemed jolly rotten, but there was something we'd forgotten, and that was to laugh and dance and smile and sing (and that Beckett was pitching tonight).
So when you're feeling in the dumps, don't be silly, chumps. Just purse your lips and whistle: Let's Go Red Sox! That's the thing.

OK, I'm done.

L-girl said...

it's a great book :)

ish said...

No comma.

redsock said...

#1000

Amy said...
I don't need a book---I just am expressing my joy. The Joy of Sox!

[Do I get anything for plugging the blog name?]

Fri Oct 19, 12:15:00 AM

s1c said...

LOOKS LIKE AMY wins!!!!

SoSock said...

COOL! -
Notes -
Yook thru Lowell - Stay hot please!
Drew - stay On Fire please!
Peds - MUCH better tonight, keep it up.
CoCo - Love ya to death, man, but... get a cold or something, OK?
Schill - Be you! Revel in it. Eat it up. Feed off of it.

See ya Saturday!

redsock said...

you can all go to bed now!

:>)

Amy said...

So who got 1000? No comma, by the way.

Eck on NESN, no Rice. For those who don't like Rice.

ish said...

Allan, I'm going to be able to watch and ENJOY that DVD tomorrow! Awesome, because if they lost, it'd probably be 2 weeks before I touched the damn thing haha. Thanks again!

redsock said...

Amy, you are filtering out TOO much!

Amy said...

I WON??? FOr saying I didn't want the book? Well, I am a person of my word. Make a donation to a cause you care about---I can buy a book. But if you have some tickets for the game on Sat night??

Amy said...

No, I read every post. It just takes me a while to type, reload, and scroll!

redsock said...

No -- you get a book -- thanks to Daniel, I suppose!

Ofer said...

OK. This has definitely been a good night. Thank you Red Sox, and thank you, Redsock!

Now, off to work. Good night everybody. See you on Saturday.

L-girl said...

Good night all! See you all on Saturday!! (YAY!)

Colin said...

This is what happens when the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor. The Red Sox take their revenge on Cleveland!

ish said...

New England Cable News sports latenight show has Lou Merloni doing analysis for the game. Heh.

Amy said...

Well, I am happy enough with the win, but if you insist, I don't want to seem ungrateful.

Anyway, I am off to bed. Thanks to all for making this game so enjoyable. Watching it alone would have had me biting the nails down to my wrist, even though we never were behind. Just wish I could be here Sat night.

Well, maybe our friends will cancel. Anyway, THANKS!

AND GO SOX!!

tim said...

wooo! office is great, fuck ya to the win!

back at 1, if any of our lovely hosts are

ive popped a bottle of the bubbly as well, mainly cause theres no booze left besides it, but also to celebrate the re-carbonation of the offense! wooo!!!!!!!! *does a jig*

ish said...

LMAO. NESN guys are bashing Mc.Moron.

tim said...

LMAO. NESN guys are bashing Mc.Moron.

Sweeeeeet. I can't wait for this weekend, being home for Sat's game and being at Morty's for Sun's game (possibly) - great little eatery/bar, cheap burgers sunday, however they usually showcase football so =/ - they may do game 7 though.

redsock said...

a search string someone typed to get to jos:

"did the red sox or cleveland win tonight's game?"

good lord, go to mlb or espn!!!!!!!!! turn on your tv!!!

another string: "joba you fucking cunt"

redsock said...

L: "Tell Amy I'm sorry we won't see her Saturday, but we defintely see her on Sunday."

redsock said...

Send me your address, Amy -- I'll send out a book.

tim said...

"did the red sox or cleveland win tonight's game?"

good lord, go to mlb or espn!!!!!!!!! turn on your tv!!!

another string: "joba you fucking cunt"


LMAO at #1....ROFL at #2

nixon33 said...

I DONT GET PAID TO MAKE THOSE FUCKING DECISIONS

westcoastsox said...

woohoo!

tim said...

A) Remember how we said LBJ tonite?! And how FOX, in Top 8th were talking about how solid an addition LBJ would be to the lineup?

AND how OcOc has batted a miserable 0.fuckit as the #6d9 hitter...whatever place he hit. near the bottom and did shit, thats all that matters. put LBJ in!!!

redsock said...

I DONT GET PAID TO MAKE THOSE FUCKING DECISIONS

Just found a clip at SOSH and put in it the post!!!!!!!

Hilarious.

redsock said...

MAGIC NUMBER -------- 6

P.S. -- MOTHERFUCKER, I WANT SOME MORE ICED TEA!

tim said...

[super "i"]I DONT GET PAID TO MAKE THOSE FUCKING DECISIONS[/super i]

that is fucking great. beckett!!! lmao i love you man. he rips shit up then "i dont get paid to make those fuckin' decisions" - NICE. NICE. Great clip posted, RS....LOVE IT

tim said...

just realised that 1:18:00 am post was completely stupid n without any sort of viable content (kinda like britney spears)...

just realized that the point of said comment was: FUCK IT!!! - I really don't know at this point. Let's kick some ass in game 6 n 7 yo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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