The Tigers bullpen struck once again, and the Red Sox are heading to the World Series
Last night's Game 6 was eerily similar, as he left the game with one out in the 7th inning, only to watch the bases get loaded on an improbable error from defensive wizard Jose Iglesias, followed by a go-ahead grand slam by Shane Victorino.
The game personified the series, as it was a demonstration of the incredible shut-down pitching that the Tigers have had throughout the series, as well as the stark contrast of their impotent bullpen.
On the other side of the field, the Red Sox bullpen was once again dominant. Franklin Morales slipped up a bit last night, but over the course of the entire series, the Red Sox bullpen only gave up one earned run in 21 innings of work.
The Red Sox will now play the St. Louis Cardinals in a rematch of the 2004 World Series, which the Red Sox won in a 4-game sweep. They're both very different teams now, with David Ortiz being the lone representative from either of those 2004 teams. It should be an incredible series, and both teams are sure to present a huge challenge.