Game 3 is in the books
Quite a game tonight. So many subplots. Beckett’s first start, and he comes through big-time.
Yet another clutch homer for Trot Nixon. He doesn’t hit that many home runs, but doesn’t it seem like it always counts when he does go deep?
Great execution by Manny, Lowell and Varitek to cut down a play at the plate.
And then, the intriguing ninth when Terry Francona went to Papelbon instead of Foulke. It made perfect sense. Papelbon has been throwing lights out. Foulke was very shaky the other day and still trying to get back on his feet. So go with the guy who is throwing the best. It worked tonight.
It appears Tito will try to get Foulke a little confidence before completely throwing him into the fire.
I’ll talk to you from Baltimore.