Boston's Mookie Betts leaves Game 2 with a wrist injury

Beth Cruz
October 9, 2017

Jose Altuve celebrates after scoring in the sixth inning in Game 2 of the ALDS. In those games, both won by the Astros 8-2, Houston outhomered the Red Sox 6-0 and batted.343 to Boston's.227. It could all end there if Brad Peacock can shut down the Red Sox. They could be swept from this division series on Sunday at Fenway Park. "I'm grateful that we got some experience in 2015 and hopefully that will carry us to the championship series", he said. "We can't go out and bang like them". When we didn't, they have made us pay.

Boston also has recovered from 0-2 starts in the division series to win (1999 and 2003).

The Houston Astros had Dallas Kuechel on the rubber, who is an absolute monster at the Juicebox and the Red Sox has Drew Pomeranz going as they hoped he would shut down the Houston Astros lineup and send it to Boston tied.

Despite the Red Sox now in an 0-2 hole, there is still a small light at the end of the tunnel. Leon's single to right field scored Dustin Pedroia in the second while Devers had a sac fly to score Mookie Betts in the fourth. It happened again last fall against the Cleveland Indians: two road losses, then a season-ending dud at Fenway.

"We're the Red Sox". The shining exception, of course, was 2013, when they won the World Series. He struck out two and got Boston out of a bases-load jam in the third. "With the strength of our "pen, there's nothing in me that says Clayton needs to be pushed and he needs to stay in until the game goes the other way", he said. We need everybody in the lineup to do their job". "We did it as a team". That's not how big time players should play in October.

The Year of the Home Run is heating up even more in the postseason.

For his part, Farrell said Saturday he fully expects his Red Sox to play with a pulse after two pathetic performances. These Red Sox finished 22nd in OPS, at.736, far below even the sad and broken New York Mets. The Red Sox are +107 underdogs with the over/underruns total for the game at 10.5 runs.

Do you really want your season hinging on a Doug Fister start in Game 3? Altuve's partner in crime, shortstop Carlos Correa, continued where the second baseman left off, homering, doubling and knocking in four runs Friday to put the Red Sox on the brink of elimination.

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So where do they stand now? Carlos Correa (3-for-5) and Jake Marisnick (4-for-12, two homers) have caused plenty of trouble for Pomeranz, who is 2-2 with a 3.69 ERA in 12 career games (seven starts) versus Houston.

Porcello likely would start a potential Game 4.

Game two in Houston went much the same as game one.

The exploits of the Impossible Dream Red Sox of 1967 - immortalized on the aptly-named Impossible Dream recording that was issued the following spring (which still is available for purchase on a CD) - are etched indelibly in the memories of older Sox' fans. It would have rung hollow, anyway, because the facts are clear: The Red Sox have had a nice season, with another AL East title. And their offense can not be stopped.

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