Boston Red Sox win American League Championship Series against Detroit Tigers, advance to World Series

The Tigers bullpen struck once again, and the Red Sox are heading to the World Series

10/20/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Oct 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino (18) hits a grand slam against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning in game six of the American League Championship Series playoff baseball game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY SportsIn Game 2 of the American League Championship, Max Scherzer left the game with a lead only to watch the Tigers bullpen give it up, thanks in part to a grand slam.

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.
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11/2/13   |   luciousj_s   |   2451 respect

Mega Johnson every football team knows he is #1 what happen to a tight end (Charlie Saunders) just thought I'd put that in. Another wide receiver? better stuns? Offensive Coorinatos JOB Or his ass is fired. Defense same way. The 4-3 defense is a 7 man front with a serious MIDDLE LINE BACKER. Why did we get away from that? Look at History! 

11/2/13   |   luciousj_s   |   2451 respect

Now lets talk about football. Detroit has the players but that defensive coorinator sucks and the offense corrinator suck. the head Coach is not running his team. Dam look at the defense the of SeaHawks, 49niners, talking about looking at film The Detroit Owners should be in somebodies ass.

11/2/13   |   luciousj_s   |   2451 respect

A 6-5 lost and a 4-3 lost The Bull Pin kept Detroit out of the World Series.
Final Answer. Mr Dombroski Work on your Bull Pen! and replace Jackson, Choke, Kelly, Dirks, We Win next year for sure.

11/2/13   |   luciousj_s   |   2451 respect

Detroit needs a pitching coach. Go find Greg Maddux. Jackson,Choke, Versas, Benquit? these people need replacing Benquit suspect. Any time a center fielder won't put his ass on the ground to catch a ball I don't need him. Jackson! Should never gotten rid of Granderson. Prince Fielder is under pressure.Question when was the last time Detroit did a home plate squeeze play? The only person that can really bunt is Santiago! Dirks and Kelly I would really be replacing.

11/2/13   |   luciousj_s   |   2451 respect

Dam here we go! Sure Detroit's Bull Pen Sucks but why would you get rid of your #1 Starter?
Somebody need to check themselves.Quinton Berry they got rid of him He played in the World Series.  Jackson, Choke, Versas, I still wonder what the HECK was going on Detroit leading 5-1, 2 outs if you walk Ortiz you give up a run. You can still win! Detroit should have been in that World Series.                                                            

10/20/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Thanks for pinch hitting me for me, Pat.

The Tigers biggest weaknesses were defense, base running, and bullpen. Guess what caused their demise?

10/20/13   |   Debi_L   |   11784 respect

Can't wait for the World Series to start.  This is a match-up I'll actually be able to get in to.  Congrats to the Red Sox, and to the Cards.