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.
We'll work on the bat flip Devy
— WTP Boston (@WTPBostonSports) October 8, 2017
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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