October 7, 2005

Let's Do It Again!

One game. One win.

Not three. Not two.

One. Today.

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.

David Ortiz:
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.


Anonymous said...

After the Sox win today, the series will be at 1-2. Except for sweeps, all 5 game series are at that point after 3 games. The media jackasses talking about "White Sox dominance" are full of baloney. Ditto the continuing efforts to make a fluke error early in a series into some kind of "Johnny Pesky held the ball" myth. How these guys live with themselves is a continuing mystery.

Have faith in the Great
and Mysterious Knuckler!

From the Vined Smithy said...

I'm back on board for this thing! Take it to them, win one for whoever, and all that crap! Just today's game.


Butch Hobson said...

Come on, Timmy. I'm thinking we need 12 good innings out of that soup bone this weekend.

Butch Hobson said...

Come on Timmy. I'm thinking we need 12 innings out of that soup bone of yours this weekend. You can do it!

Anonymous said...

Let me tell you how it’s going to happen. Wake will have a stella staaht. His flutterball will wink and nod at the baffled White Sox batters as it floats by dancin’ in the high Fenway humidity.

Red Sox bats will be a booming and the wall will be a rattlin’ and the noise will be decibels beyond believable.

This one is as close to a sure thing as rising gas prices so put your money down.

Anonymous said...

Just don't get swept. That was my humble request during last year's ALCS--just don't let the bastards sweep you and celebrate at Fenway. Make this go to five games, so even if you lose, you lose in Chicago. That's all.

Do your best, Wakey!

From the Vined Smithy said...


Anonymous said...

Bases loaded. Pop, pop, swiff.

That hurt.

From the Vined Smithy said...

Agreed...that was the bottom.

Chris Cole said...

There's Always Last Year!


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Silas said...

You lose and the 'evil Yank's' are coming back...

The whole Red Nation Fan membership cards thing really cursed your season. Thinks you the same??