I should have been here sooner, I know, but I wasn't. Not sure why.
Sunday night became a glorious game as the Sox blew it open in the 7th and 8th innings. It stayed 3-2 for several innings and a very tense game that could have gone either way.
But an unlikely hero named Dustin Pedroia was majorly responsible for blowing it open. He hit a two-run homer in the 7th to make it 5-2. In the bottom of the 8th, the Sox scored one, then loaded the bases. I was running back and forth from the dispatch office to the conference room, where the tv was. I walked into the conference room to see the score had advanced to 9-2 and little Dustin Pedroia was standing on second base! He drove in 5 runs. I was just in time to see Youk blast one that hit the giant coke bottle over the Green Monster right in the middle. If he hadn't have hit that bottle, that ball might still be going!
Final score, Red Sox 11, Indians 2. The Sox outscored the Indians 30-5 over the last three games of the series.
Tonight, game one of the Series is going on at Fenway.
It began in grand fashion with Beckett striking out the first three Rockies.
Then, guess who?? Dustin Pedroia strikes again. Rookie hits a home run over the Green Monster (well, not exactly "over"...it hit the top) in his first World Series at-bat.
I'll be leaving for work in about 40 minutes. The score at this posting is 4-1 Red Sox. It's also raining. Boo!!
I have tomorrow night off for a vacation night, so I will get to watch at least one complete game.