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Manny Walk-Off Home-run! Sox Win Game 2

News Alert: Manny is the man.

No surprise there. In the bottom of the ninth with two outs, K-Rod up, with Lugo on 2nd and Ortiz on 1st Manny sent one over the Monster and it was over. Boston went ahead 2-0 in this AL Division series against the Angels.

Lessons learned from tonight:

  • Manny is a good hitter.
  • Ortiz kicks ass. Even though he didn’t get the chance Ortiz still went 1-1 with 4BB.
  • Boston has the best bullpen in baseball. Somewhere Boston’s bullpen went very right and now they look dominant. This isn’t any other year for the bullpen. This is the best its been for a long time. Very good sign for the playoffs.
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka (Dice-K) looked and performed bad. He did limit it to 3 ER in only 4.2 IP but it wasn’t great. Against the Indians, the Yankees, the Rockies, I don’t like the match-up. Dice-K looks hittable.

Possible last game of the ALDS comes this Sunday, Curt Schilling (9-8, 3.87) vs Jered Weaver (13-7, 3.91).

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3 comments for “Manny Walk-Off Home-run! Sox Win Game 2”

  1. let us not forget Danny Vinik (the 17 year old kid who caught the foul ball off Manny in the 5th before Angels Catcher Jeff Mathis could) is THE MAN.

    Posted by Dev | October 6, 2007, 2:19 am
  2. Haha true he gave us a run that inning to set up the dramatics…

    Posted by KC | October 6, 2007, 7:53 am
  3. I like the play-to-win mentality the Sox displayed last night. Francona could have brought in Timlin or kept Delcarmen in there a bit longer to save Papelbon if the game went into extra innings. But no, he put in Papelbon, got the scoreless relief, and let the offense do the talking in the bottom of the ninth. I guess it’s kind of risky management, but it worked out.

    Posted by Chris | October 6, 2007, 1:28 pm

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