We’ve Got Ourselves a Game 7

We’re in the 4th inning of Game 7 of Rays-Red Sox ALCS and the Rays just tied it up on an Evan Longoria double.  So far, John Lester and Matt Garza have looked terrific.  Garza has only surrendered a first inning solo homer to Dustin Pedroia, and Lester has only given up a single to Akinori Iwamura and the Longoria double.  Both have struck out six.

This is what I want out of a Game 7, a pitcher’s duel.  Right now, both pitchers are really throwing well, so it’s going to come down to which pitcher makes the first mistake.  These are the games where heroes are made, not the ones that end 12-9.  Willy Aybar almost made himself the hero, but his fly ball hit off the top of the wall.  Now Dioner Navarro has an infield single and the Rays are in business.

Now Rocco Baldelli has singled home Aybar for the 2-1 lead. I’m pulling for the Rays; the Red Sox have gotten old, I’m ready for a fresh team in the Series and there’s no one more fresh than the Rays.  I may update this throughout the game if something strikes me…like the kid they just showed in the Redskins jersey.  What’s he thinking?  Red Sox, Rays, Redskins?  Give the tickets to someone who cares.

Update:  Rays win.  Matt Garza is the MVP.  World Series starts on Wednesday night in Tampa Bay.  Interesting to see Joe Maddon stick with rookie David Price to close out the game, but hey, it worked well.

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