Once again, a World Series game ended in a way that no one ever could have predicted
Last night, the improbable happened once again, as Koji Uehara picked off Kolten Wong for the final out of the game, securing a 4-2 Red Sox victory.
Uehara caught Wong leaning, and fired a strike to 1B Mike Napoli that arrived just in time to deliver the tag. This was the first time that a World Series game had ever ended with a runner getting picked off.
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This series has been a bit sloppy, particularly since we all expected the two best teams in baseball to play at a high level, but it hasn't been short on excitement at all.
Game 1 was a bit of a blowout, but the next three games were all thrillers decided by 2 or less runs, with no shortage of drama in the late innings.
Tonight, Game 1 starters Jon Lester and Adam Wainwright will face off once again. Lester hopes to duplicate his masterful performance in the opener, while Wainwright is hoping that he can improve off what he did in the first game. The Cardinals lost 8-1 the first time these two squared off, and the Cardinals made a lot of mental and physical mistakes.
I originally picked the Red Sox to win in 7, and now it has essentially come down to a 3-game series with two of the three remaining games to be held in Boston.
Tonight's Game 5 is a huge one, and the loser will be in a pretty deep hole going into the final two games. Still, we've seen that both of these teams are capable of winning at any given time, and this should be an entertaining week.