Two days ago we stood on the brink. Down 5-0 in Game 2 of the ALCS, staring an 0-2 hole in the face.
Today we're looking to go up 2-1 on Detroit.
For all that Sanchez and Scherzer destroyed the Red Sox lineup, both teams have now scored six runs. For all that Verlander is an amazing starter in his own right, there's not much he can do to the Red Sox that hasn't already been done. And both times the Red Sox put the tying run on base late in the game. We have never, in fact, been out of it.
That's not to say six more no-hit innings wouldn't be absolutely maddening. Hopefully it doesn't come to that. Just that, for as bad as almost this entire series has felt, all we've lost so far is home field advantage. Something that can come back our way before the night is over.