Saturday, October 11, 2008

That's one.

The Sox shutout the Rays in game 1 of the ALCS, 2-0. Daisuke had a shaky start, walking the bases loaded in the first before getting out of it. However, he came back and actually had a no-hitter going through six. He got into another jam in the 7th and gave up a couple of hits in the 8th before Okajima and Masterson bailed him out.

Daisuke will drive you crazy, but he'll get you the W more often than not.

The Sox offense was generated by a Lowrie sac fly and a Youk double and it was pretty much all they needed.

Oh, and Grant Balfour hit J.D. Drew with a pitch. I swear I expected to hear a sound like glass breaking when it struck him.

It's always good to get the first one in these series, especially on the road. Of course, the Sox have gone down 0-3 and 1-3 in their last two ALCS appearances and ended up winning the World Series. So, even if they had lost it wouldn't have been nearly time to worry yet.

We'll be back at it tomorrow!


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