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Beckett, Sox Dominate Game One

Sans curse, the Boston Red Sox reeled into Game 1 with the force of a Josh Beckett fastball and snatched a 13-1 victory over the well-rested Colorado Rockies Wednesday night.

So, I think it's official. Beckett is the new Mr. October. Fresh off his ALCS MVP honor, the Red Sox ace and 2003 World Series MVP tossed seven impressive innings, allowing just 1 run on six hits, striking out nine and walking one. The lone Colorado run came on a Troy Tulowitzki double to deep center, that scored Garrett Atkins after his double to left.

The future Cy Young award winner, whose badassery knows no bounds, improved to 4-0 with a 1.20 ERA for the 2007 postseason.

Behind Beckett, an absolutely relentless offense attack led by Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz accumulated 17 hits for Boston. Five of their batters contributed 2 RBIs a piece while three added one run of their own to the board. Three pinch-hitters failed to drive in any runs along with Mike Lowell, who went 1-for-3.

The Red Sox set the record for runs and victory margin (a.k.a degree of ass-whooping) in an opener, becoming the first club with eight doubles in a Series game since 1925.

"Not sure what the final score was," said Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, "but we were a little rusty."
You can say that again.

The Sox will try to take a 2-game lead in the Series Thursday night when veteran Curt Schilling, who is a career 10-2 in postseason play, faces pea-throwing Rockies rookie Ubaldo Jimenez at 8:29pm ET.

We highly recommend dropping by Epic Carnival for their Live Coverage of Game 2, reported by Davey from , who kicks more ass than a ninja on PCP.

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1 Comment:

Kaitlynn said...

2-0 ma babies!