The Rockies tried to make a game out of it tonight, but the Sox were just too much for them. The Red Sox are crushing all kinds of records during this post-season. Tonight, with Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia, they had the first time ever that two rookies got three hits each in a World Series game. Ellsbury was the third player in MLB history to get four hits in one WS game. He was also the first rookie to ever get two doubles in one inning. This happened in their third inning tonight.
Heck, even Dike-K got a hit tonight, driving in two runs.
After being behind 6-0, the Rockies scored 2 in the sixth and three in the seventh to make it 6-5. Okajima, who had not allowed any runs yet in post-season play, gave up a three run homer. Things looked tense for a bit, but then Ellsbury and Pedroia struck again, and the Sox scored 3 more runs in the top of the 8th, then one more in the 9th. Papelbon came in in the bottom of the 8th and closed things out in his fashion.
The Red Sox now lead 3-0, and I'm not uncomfortable predicting a sweep at this point. Jon Lester will be honored with the start tomorrow night. Lester was having a great season in 2006 when the Sox were stunned as he received a diagnosis of cancer. This was the crowning blow in their 2006 collapse. This year, he has returned, cancer free, and has not lost a single game yet.
Sadly, since tomorrow's game starts at 7pm our time, once again, I will have to leave for work before the game is over. You can be sure that I will be "DVR-ing" this game, too.
I'm sleepy. And I have to get up for church in 6 hours. Hah.
PS...I know it's not a common practice, but I seriously believe that Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury should be named co-MVPs of the World Series. Assuming they do go ahead and win...