October 22, 2007

SUFFICE IT TO SAY...:

Dice-K shows his worth, wins Game 7: In biggest game of year, righty helps Sox reach Fall Classic (Jordan Bastian, 10/22/07, MLB.com)

It was Daisuke Matsuzaka's redemption song. The Red Sox starter watched his team climb back into the American League Championship Series against the Indians, providing him with the chance to move beyond his recent woes and push Boston back to baseball's promised land.

So with Boston's season on the line on Sunday night, Matsuzaka took the mound at Fenway Park in a decisive Game 7. It was Dice-K's time to show his worth and help the Red Sox reach the World Series for the second time in the past four seasons. In those tasks, Matsuzaka did not fall short.

"I felt very lucky that this start came along and belonged to me," said Matsuzaka, following Boston's 11-2 romp over Cleveland. "But I also felt that with the momentum we had going into the game, there was no way we were going to lose."


...when the best big game pitcher in the world is your third starter, you're in pretty good shape.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 22, 2007 6:36 AM
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You mean when the opposing teams's third base coach inexplicably throws up the stop sign on a late inning tying run, you're in pretty good shape.

Posted by: Perry at October 22, 2007 9:43 AM

The Curse of Rocky Colavito strikes again!

Seriously, it was almost painful watching the Indians flailing away at the vapor trails of Matsuzaka's pitching. The Sox earned the trip to Colorado fair and square.

Posted by: Mike Morley at October 22, 2007 2:17 PM

Game 7 (if required) will be on November 1. Coors Field AFAIK has no dome. Bring yer parkas..

Posted by: Gideon at October 22, 2007 3:33 PM
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