119 wins later and your Boston Red Sox are World Series Champions! And my God, this was everything I could’ve ever wanted and so much more. Let’s go through a recap of the game:
After letting up a quick solo shot to David Freese on the first pitch of his outing, David Price collected himself and pitched an absolute gem of a game going for seven innings; allowing three hits, one run, two walks and five strikeouts. Joe Kelly comes in and picks up right where David left off and pitched a quick one, two, three inning. After striking out the entire side and coming off the mound, Kelly shakes his head while giving his best Ric Flair, “WOOOO” impression.
Can’t not mention the bats that came alive today when it was most needed. Right in the beginning, Steve Pearce does what he does best and that is to hit 2-run-piss-missiles against any pitcher that you want to throw out on the mound. Yes, even Clayton Kershaw. A’ight, so boom, Sox up 2-1 after the first five innings of the game until Markus Lynn Betts (who was 0-13 since Game 3 of the series) came up to bat and took Kershaw deep for his first career postseason home run. Oh, and Mookie, what a time to get that home run. Shortly after, in the top of 7th, (J.)umbo (D.)ong Martinez steps to the plate and takes Clayton for a long trip to center field.
That would be the end of the night for Clayton Kershaw as he finished allowing seven hits, four earned runs and five strikeouts in seven innings. And if matters couldn’t get any worse, as Pedro Baez comes in to try and defuse the situation at hand, every pitchers’ worse nightmare walked up to the plate, Steve friggin’ Pearce. And Steve Pearce does what he does; cocked a moonshot to left field to put the fork in the Dodgers.
Heading into the ninth inning, it was smooth Sale’n from there on out. Haha, get it? Sale’n (Sailing). It’s a pun. Anyways, this couldn’t have ended any more perfect than Chris Sale bringing Manny Machado down to a knee on his signature slider for the K — that was absolute sex for my eyes.
If you couldn’t guess who won World Series MVP, it was Steve Pearce. You know, there’s something about that name ‘Pearce’ (Pierce) and doing damage against LA sports teams. Word to Paul back in 2008. Pearce batted for .333, mashing three dingers and racking up eight RBIs with a 1.167 slugging percentage. So yeah, he raked, kid. Take that Willie Mays trophy and find a nice place to set it on top of back home.
Red Sox legend.
Reminder to everyone that the Red Sox are the master trolls: “New York New York” starts playing right before the popping of champagne bottles had commenced.
I also wanted to take a moment and acknowledge and appreciate the performance from David Price this postseason. He finally got the postseason monkey off his back and took command and initiative to be a leader for this ball club — Pitching a total of 16.2 IP in four days, and let me add that he pitched very well in each one of those innings. He would grind out every inning and took it one out at a time and that’s all you can ask for from one of your best pitchers. True warrior attitude.
After collecting 108 wins in the regular season, being named American League East champions, and then following that by becoming American League Division champions, the Boston Red Sox are World Champions for the fourth time in 15 seasons and I can’t stop smiling.
Final: Red Sox 5, Dodgers 1
WP: David Price (2-0)
LP: Clayton Kershaw (0-2)
You just love to see that.
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