Red Sox Nation just witnessed a miracle. The Red Sox won a postseason game. Not only did they win, it was an absolute blowout. After two straight losing games of 8-2, the Red Sox roared back with a 10-3 victory, their first postseason game win since 2013. We live to fight another day. NO SWEEP FOR YOU.
After Doug Fister gave the Astros a 3-0 lead in the first and got himself bounced after 1 and 1/3 innings, something shifted. David Price pitched four phenomenal, scoreless innings with 4 K’s. Addison Reed and Carson Smith closed it out; no one allowed another run after Fisty left the game. I’m so thrilled with David Price, who has been nothing short of a godsend in the relief spot. He proved me wrong, and I’m happy to shout it from the rooftops.
From an offensive standpoint, this team is so ridiculous. Just when you’re ready to write them off completely, they go and score a billion runs. Everyone from Mookie to Moreland had their moment. Rafael Devers became the youngest Red Sox player ever to homer in a postseason game and had 3 RBIs. JBJ had a three-run homer, continuing to be the most dominant; he was the only RBI contributor in Game 2. Hanley Ramirez went 4-for-4 with 3 RBIs, because he finally decided to stop sucking, which was great. All in all, it was a bonanza for this Red Sox offense that I honestly thought were all in a Buster Bluth-esque coma. I’m thrilled they finally decided to wake the hell up.
Onto Game 4. I’m just so happy we didn’t get swept two years in a row. The Sox have proven they can hit, so now they have to keep doing it.
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