Thursday, October 25, 2007

Welcome World Series fans!

The big story of Game 1, to me at least, is the continuing run barrage of the Red Sox. Last night, they scored double-digit runs for the third straight game (post-season game-by-game log):

vs. Cleveland (Game 6) 12-2
vs. Cleveland (Game 7) 11-2
vs. Colorado (Game 1) 13-1 

I did a posting in late August about how the Red Sox had accomplished the extremely rare feat during the regular season of scoring double-digit runs in all games of a four-game series (against the Chicago White Sox). Thus, it seems the Red Sox are now up to their old tricks!

The pitching of Boston's Josh Beckett shouldn't be overlooked, either. As this game summary from last night notes:

Beckett also lowered his career postseason ERA to 1.73, placing him third behind Mariano Rivera (0.77 ERA) and Chrisy Mathewson (1.15 ERA) among pitchers who have thrown at least 70 postseason innings.

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