Heading to the Ninth

The game is tied at two heading into the top of the ninth. Houston tied it with a solo home run in the eighth. The Red Sox have left 984632 runners on base so far.

Sincerely hoping for a walk off, but we have to get three outs first. Come on Red Sox!

Five Innings Down

At least I’ve stayed awake longer than I did yesterday. One full inning and counting.

After five innings the Red Sox are still hanging on to a 2-1 lead over the Astros. Similar to game one, the Sox are leaving a lot of runners on base. We need a little more clutch. We can’t let Houston hang in close.

Game Four, 1.5 Innings Down

The Astros hit a home run in the top of the first to take a 1-0.

The Red Sox had a walk followed by a home run in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead.

The Astros threatened but didn’t score in the top of the second. The Red Sox are coming up. I could really use some insurance here. Lots of it. Maybe another grand slam? Normally that would be pie in the sky thinking, but with this offense in this series? Who knows?

I Slept Through 55% of Game Three

I took off my headphones after the fourth inning. I was still awake two outs into the top of the fifth, but that was it. I fell asleep with about 55% of the game still to go.

Fortunately, the Astros never scored again. It was 9-3 Red Sox when I zonked out, and it ended 12-3. The Red Sox are up two games to one. Game four is tonight at 8:00ish so I expect to fall asleep halfway through. I’d hang in there if it were a 7:00 start like real baseball, but this isn’t real baseball. This is nationally televised baseball which doesn’t take actual fans into account at all.

I can say one thing about tonight’s game. After Schwarber hit that grand slam in the second inning giving the Red Sox their third grand slam in two games, I think it’s a safe bet that they won’t hit another grand slam. If they do then we have to start talking about destiny and goofy shit like that (or do we have to start talking about gambling and the much favored Astros throwing the series?) and I don’t want to do that. I’ll settle for a handful of run of the mill three run home runs. That’ll work for me.

Feeling the hype in a big way, yet still trying to remain cautiously optimistic and not get too cocky while watching grand slam after grand slam after grand slam.

Yet Another Grand Slam

I had a bad nights sleep last night thanks to a naughty smoke alarm. I was really hoping the Red Sox would take a huge early lead so that I could go to sleep worry free.

Then came the bottom of the second. Six runs including four from the third grand slam in two games.

Glorious.

Of course, 6-0 against the Astros hardly feels comfortable.

Keep up the good work, Red Sox.

Game Three is Underway

Game three of the ALCS between the scuzzy Houston Astros and the Heroically Heroic Boston Red Sox is under way. After one inning there is no score.

Wait, what? No score? But… that’s not how these two teams do it, is it?

Into the top of the second, Eduardo Rodriguez is looking pretty good on the mound. Here’s hoping it continues.

And right on queue, Rodriguez has struck out the side in the second. The Red Sox are coming up.

Let’s get this done, Red Sox.

Game Two After Five Innings

Last night I posted that the Red Sox had the lead after five innings, then I fell asleep and they lost. Whoops.

Tonight I am again posting that they have the lead after five innings. This time it’s 9-3. The Sox have scored all of their runs via long ball. Two grand slams and a solo shot. I am cautiously optimistic that we can hold a six run lead, but who the hell knows? With Houston’s offense and our bullpen?

Fingers crossed, as always.

Go Red Sox. Let’s hold the lead this time.

After Five Innings

The Red Sox have a 3-1 lead after five innings. I think I’m done. I’m exhausted and I can’t keep my eyes open.

I had a feeling this would happen tonight. Too bad we are not up 30-1. I’d feel safer with a lead like that.

Losing After One Inning

For the third start in a row it looks like Chris Sale just doesn’t have it. He threw about 300 pitches in the bottom of the first. I don’t think it was as bad as the last couple of outings, but it was rough.

The Red Sox are down 1-0 after one inning, though they did get a couple of hits and leave the bases loaded in the top of the first.

Let’s get that run back.

I promise I am not going to sit here at my desk and live blog the entire game tonight. Really, I promise I won’t do that. I’m just a little hyped up right now. Please forgive me if I over do it, m’kay? Thanks.