There are going to be 2 missed points from this game. First John Lackey threw a fuckin gem. He posted an insane 9 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 105 pitches. Such an amazing outing is another example of how lucky the Red Sox are that John Lackey actually made the 4th and 5th years of his huge contract worth it. In 2013, they wouldn’t have won the Series without him. In 2014, they’d be dead without Lackey.
The second point that will be overlooked is how ridiculous David Ortiz is in the clutch, because he just pulled another homer in a tight situation out of nowhere yet again. Down 1-0 in the 10th, when his team had scored 0 runs on 1 (ONE) hit over 9.1 pitched shows how desperately the team needed an actual hit, and one that would get them back into the game. Ortiz provided it, yet again.
Then, everyone should and will talk about Mike Napoli and how important he is to the Red Sox if he can rally contribute. They need that 5 hitter to protect Ortiz, and he delivered today. Well, he delivered on 1 at bat, but we’ll take small steps for 2014 Mike Napoli.
If the Sox sneak into the playoffs by a game, we’ll remember this one.