It's Lester vs. Garza tonight -- two excellent young pitchers. Most of the country has no idea who these 2 guys are but they are truly two of the best young pitchers in the game. Lester, right now, is one of the top 5 pitchers in the AL. Advantage Sox. I know that 99.9% of us are pulling for the Rays but I'd say the Sox are now the favorites. I hope I'm wrong. Is there any doubt right now that these are the two best teams in baseball? Not in my mind. I hope the Phils can stay w/ this game's winner long enough to drag the season out a couple extra days.BTW, the Rays better win this game in the first 7 innings. Jonathan Papelbon has NEVER allowed a postseason run.
I love game 7s. I hope we get one more before the season fades into history. According to Caleb Pfeiffer at BP, 11 out of the 14 teams who have forced a game 7 after being behind 3-1 in the series have gone on to win Game 7. Advantage Sox. Only 1 road team has lost game 7 -- that great game where Sid Bream made his mad dash to home plate. Does anyone remember who made the throw that almost nailed El Sid at the plate?