Five Cuts: The Red Sox are out of their comfort zone, and it shows
1. Angels right-hander
The Red Sox did finish third in the AL in runs this year, but a majority of the damage was done at home. On the road, Boston was ninth in baseball in runs, 10th in OPS and 12th in slugging. It is a lineup with some dead spots, especially when
Don't expect Game 2 to be much different.
2. It's strange to see the former power brokers of the Los Angeles market,
3. On Friday Cardinals manager
4. The Dodgers were losing 2-1 and batting in the bottom of the seventh inning of NLDS Game 2 when Los Angeles manager
"We have other guys we can go to," Schaefer said, "We can go to . . ."
Torre cut him off.
"Get Broxton up."
"That was vintage Joe Torre right there," said Dodgers first baseman
Said Schaefer, "There is no tomorrow. Only today."
5. How dead were the Dodgers in Game 2? When
"We were given a gift," Dodgers third baseman
Yes, that was a gift, but the Dodgers then exploited the vulnerability of St. Louis closer
When asked to explain the fall of Franklin, La Russa said Franklin first suffered from fatigue, but then suffered from the lack of regular closing opportunities as the Cardinals did not play well down the stretch. Down to an elimination game scenario, St. Louis can't feel good about how it goes about getting the final three outs of a must win.