GAME 3: BOSTON at Cleveland, Monday, October 15, 2007
FINAL: Indians 4, SOX 2
Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:04 AM
Scheduled starters: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-0, 5.79) v. Jake Westbrook (0-1, 10.80)
The game will be on FOX, WRKO, and ESPN Radio
Cleveland weather: 11 am observation at KCLE: Wind out of the south at 9 mph, visibility 10 miles, few clouds at 8,000 feet, broken clouds at 15,000 feet, temperature 63F, DP 45F
Forecast: There's a ridge of high pressure moving east across Ohio today, and that will dominate the weather. There were some low clouds and light drizzle early this morning along the lakefront, but right now that appears to be clearing except at one reporting location. The day should warm up into the upper 60's to low 70's, and it will be in the 60's at game time with a light wind out of the south to southeast, which is blowing out toward left.
Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:17 AM
Posted 15 October 2007 - 11:32 AM
Posted 15 October 2007 - 01:49 PM
As for Westbrook, and Byrd if they pitch him tomorrow, I think they are both getting rocked.
Posted 15 October 2007 - 02:54 PM
Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:33 PM
I think at this point, Wakefield is a given for game 4 no matter what -- not so much because what short rest does to Beckett, but because of what "regular" rest does to Schilling and, to a lesser extent, Daisuke.
That said, this is absolutely the key game.
Nobody was prepared for how we lost on Saturday, but with Sabathia and Carmona going, we were all prepared for the series to be 1-1 (sure should have been, anyway). Easy to lose sight of that after blowing multiple leads, but this is where we thought we might be.
Westbrook and Byrd are both very winnable games - but if you're Cleveland, you probably think that Matsuzaka and Wakefield are winnable games, too. Another split over the next two days is a strong possibility, and wouldn't be the worst thing in the world -- but Cleveland has to feel like they have the momentum right now. The sooner we win, the sooner we negate that.
Also, I didn't sleep at all last night. Delayed reaction from Saturday. I slept ok Saturday night, because I was sick as hell on Saturday. Now I'm only sick as heck, and losing keeps me up at night. I'M TIRED. I WANT SLEEP. WIN.
This post has been edited by rominer: 15 October 2007 - 03:34 PM
Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:39 PM
I agree with what you are saying all the way. I believe as well that this game will be the deciding factor of the series. However, even with Matsuzaka making it big tonight, we still need our bats to come through all the way. I think if we can get on the bored early we have a strong chance.
Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:00 PM
With Wake pitching tomorrow (and Cora and Hinske likely getting starts -joke), tonight's game is huge.
Monday night in October in Cleveland - thanks, Slick for posting that picture. We may not have O'Leary or Pedro in there tonight, but at least we don't have to worry about facing Thome and Ramirez.
(do you realize that Pedro threw 6 innings of no-hit ball in a do or die situation against that lineup? Doesn't have anything to do with tonight's game, but when I think back to that, all I can say is -Wow.)
Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:25 PM
Boston Cleveland ------ --------- Pos Player HR RBI AVG. Pos Player HR RBI AVG. --- ------ -- --- ---- --- ------ -- --- ---- 2B Pedroia, Dustin 0 1 .190 CF Sizemore, Grady 2 2 .346 1B Youkilis, Kevin 1 2 .300 2B Cabrera, Asdrubal 1 4 .200 DH Ortiz, David 2 3 .615 DH Hafner, Travis 2 3 .292 LF Ramirez, Manny 3 10 .429 C Martinez, Victor 1 5 .360 3B Lowell, Mike 1 9 .353 1B Garko, Ryan 1 4 .368 RF Drew, JD 0 3 .222 SS Peralta, Jhonny 1 6 .458 C Varitek, Jason 0 3 .143 LF Lofton, Kenny 0 4 .346 CF Crisp, Coco 0 2 .263 RF Nixon, Trot 1 3 .600 SS Lugo, Julio 0 0 .222 3B Blake, Casey 0 2 .154 P Matsuzaka, Daisuke (0-0, 5.79) P Westbrook, Jake (0-1, 10.80)
10/15 18:11:03 ET