I love David Price. The Guy who couldn’t win a playoff game to save his life until this year has won back to back playoff starts in big games. One was a game five clincher and one was to send the Red Sox up two games to zero heading to LA. Again I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but they have a real shot of winning this thing weekend. The Red Sox are undefeated on the road in the postseason this year and they have all the confidence in the world heading into game three this Friday.
While Chris Sale has struggled a little during his last two starts, Price has filed those shoes perfectly. He had one bad inning, the rest of the five innings he pitched was amazing. The whole city of Boston loves this guy now. It all started last postseason when he came out of the bullpen and showed what he could be and now, in this magical season, he is finally the guy who signed that large contract.
The Red Sox jumped out to a one nothing lead in the second inning when Ian Kinsler brought home Bogaerts. Then comes the fourth inning where David Price had his one bad inning, the Dodgers would put a couple hits together to break through and take a two to one lead. But that lead wouldn’t last long. After Andrew Benintendi worked a walk to get the bases loaded for Steve Pearce, the Dodgers brought in Ryan Madison who had trouble last night. His troubles continued as he walked Pearce on five pitches and brought in the game tying run.
This brought J.D. up to the plate and he did what he has done all season long. He came through with the bases loaded and drove in two runs, which were enough for the Red Sox to seal the game two victory.
Lets talk about this Red Sox pitching. The pitching has been outstanding this whole postseason. Tonight was no different. Between Price-Kelly-Eovaldi-Kimbrel, Red Sox retired sixteen straight Dodgers to close out the game. And real quick, shoutout to Nathan Eovaldi. David Price may been the hero in many eyes of Red Sox fans because of what he has done the last two starts, but Eovaldi deserves as much, if not more credit for what he has done this postseason. He pitched two great games, and has come out of the bullpen in the eighth inning three times. And he has blown hitters by and sent them back to the dugout in his appearances in the eighth inning.
This guy has been the biggest under the radar pitcher the Red Sox have traded for midseason in years. He deserves to come back to Boston next year no matter the outcome of this series. When he is on, he is on.
And tonight Craig Kimbrel proved that last night wasn’t a fluke and had his second straight one-two-three inning. Old Kimbrel is officially back.
The Red Sox need to win two more games. Two more. They have a chance to finish this magical season off this weekend. Even though it’s only one off day, game three is going to take forever to get here. Friday can’t come soon enough.
Start spreading the news. The Red Sox are up two games to nothing in the World Series.