Song of the Post: Mambo No. 5 by Lou Bega
The Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 in a stunning fashion. Bottom of the 9th with their two best bats at the plate and on deck, with a speed threat on base, Koji Uehara snap threw to 1st to pick off Wong as the final out of the game.
The Red Sox, locked in from the first to final pitch, were dialed in and dialed up the pressure. Down 1-0 they started a small comeback, tying it; then with one swing of the bat the momentum shifted. It swung from them to us just like that. Ortiz started the 5th with a double and “Vamanos” boom, boom HR by johnny Gomes.
The Sox will come back to Fenway regardless of the outcome.
Some strange things were done in this game. Jon Farrell pitched Lackey to set up the save, which is strange because he is scheduled to pitch in game 6. It looks as though Breslow is going to go to the bottom of the pecking order because of his antiheroics in the Series so far.
Back to Lackey; I feel as though the Sox might save him until possible game 7 or emergency game 6. Doubront looks like he owns St. Louis so I’d expect him to start.
However, on to the next game. We as Red Sox Nation have to feel confident in Jon Lester. He has brought his best to the playoffs and we’d love the same. The guy opposite him, in Wainwright, can throw a complete game gem at the drop of a hat. He has great stuff and you can imagine he will want revenge from game 1.
Sox bats are getting hot.