The Red Sox nation is confident, maybe even cocky.
And why not? This ain’t 2004…
In 2004, she always felt that "something will happen." Now, she says, the Nation is eager to see if the team can take care of business. "That year they didn’t win their division. Now they have. Now they won’t be the underdog. They have to be the leader."
Beckett is still hot, with a lot of post season experience (half of Beckett’s six career postseason starts have been complete-game shutouts).
But Sabathia (also a Cy Young candidate) is a member of the AL pitching elite and deservedly so.
Expect a low-scoring game tonight. I think it will actually come down to the success or failure of the closers. Should be fun and – yay! — with no rehearsal tonight, I get to see it.