Thursday, October 18, 2007

It's win or go home tonight, so here are a few pre-game thoughts:

- I thought game 4 was the pivotal game in the series, and the Sox lost. Although it's far from impossible to come back from a 3-1 deficit, the Sox have a monumental feat ahead of them.

- They aren't going to come back if they don't start getting some offense from guys not named Youkilis, Ortiz, Ramirez and Lowell. And even Lowell hasn't done much recently - he's 1-for-8 in the last two games. Pedroia, Coco, Drew, Lugo; some of those guys need to step up.

- I'm feeling good about tonight's game with Beckett pitching, but none of the other starters distinguished themselves. Again, if the Sox get past tonight, Schilling and Daisuke are going to have to pitch up to their potential if the Sox are going to pull this off and advance to the World Series.

- What do you think the Rockies are doing? You have to think that a team that is as white hot as Colorado has been wants no part of an eight day layoff. With the bizarre, TV driven playoff scheduling (why was there an off day in the middle of the three games in Cleveland?), it'll be interesting to see if the Rockies can keep it up when the World Series starts on Wednesday.

- These are really clever. The Denver Post is offering Rockies paper dolls that you can download, print on your computer and put together. Where the heck is the Globe or Herald with the Red Sox version?

- Finally, the Yankees practically made Joe Torre walk away from their contract offer, a 1-year contract with performance clauses and a pay cut to $5 million (from the $7.5 million this year). Why didn't the Yankees just tell him that they didn't want him to manage the team any more?


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