Jackie Bradley Jr. ‘Speechless’ After ALCS MVP Performance For Red Sox

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 20, 2018

David Price in the playoffs?

Pitching on only three days' rest after Boston ace Chris Sale was ruled out while recovering from a stomach illness, Price struck out nine in six shutout innings of three-hit ball.

All of the game's scoring came off home runs, with J.D. Martinez opening the scoring with a home run in the third, followed by Rafael Devers three-run homer in the sixth inning. The upshot is that Caldwell may have cost his team a two-run home run in an American League finals game the Astros ended up losing by, yes, two runs. The worst-case scenario for the Red Sox was the ball landing and bouncing past Benintendi to the Crawford Boxes, a series of events that would have nearly certainly won the game for the Astros. The Dodgers hold a 3-2 lead in the NLCS going into Game 6 on Friday night at Miller Park.

"We do feel that we have the best outfield in the big leagues", Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. The Red Sox will host Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

What Caldwell says: "I promise you I didn't do anything wrong", he says, per the Houston Chronicle. Both the Astros and Red Sox were outstanding road teams during the season and that carried over into the playoffs. But, he only won 16 games in a year he probably should have won more than 20, thanks to abysmal run support.

"Speechless", Bradley, trying to actually put the moment into words, told reporters in Houston shortly after the Red Sox eliminated the defending World Series champions. Didn't end up where we wanted.

Unfortunately for Upton, the call was upheld and the Red Sox went on to win 8-6. That's nine RBI and three extra-base hits across five games.

Shake shake shake - A number of Red Sox players have taken to celebrating doubles by shaking their hips when they reach second base. The third baseman was generally avoided by Boston's pitching staff until being moved to the leadoff spot on Wednesday, and the law of averages dictated that he was due after an 0-for-4 start. "He felt like he made a big difference for the series, like it could be negative for the Astros". Marwin Gonzalez homered off reliever Matt Barnes to bring the Astros within 4-1.

Although Boston outfielder Mookie Betts did not come down with the ball, he was close to catching it and possibly would have had a fan not interfered with his glove.

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