Here comes game one. In a much anticipated match-up between the 2007 American League Cy Young winner and the runner-up, the Red Sox get to do the honors first in Fenway Park. Josh Beckett looks to do exactly what he did against the Angels: no runs in nine innings. The Sox would like to see Indians' ace CC Sabathia do what he did last time out, too: 5.0 innings, three earned runs and six walks.
Here are the lineups:
Red Sox: Indians: Pedroia, 2b Sizemore, cf Youkilis, 1b Cabrera, 2b Ortiz, dh Hafner, dh Ramirez, lf Martinez, c Lowell, 3b Garko, 1b Kielty, rf Peralta, ss Varitek, c Lofton, lf Crisp, cf Gutierrez, rf Lugo, ss Blake, 3bPre-game links:
- Jay from Lets Go Tribe has been blogging the post-season over at Esquire online. Here is their ALCS preview. Fair warning, though: they're both Indians fans.
- This site will get a lot of hits today: Weather.com. Keep an eye on this one. Hopefully we can get every game without Mother Nature being a problem.
- Jim from AZSnakePit.com has a recap of the D-Backs loss last night. To say the least, it wasn't what he was expecting.