After 108 regular season wins, and 11 postseason wins, Alex Cora, Steve Pearce and company can now start the duck boats, as the streets will be lined up to see trophy 9 roll through.
For the generations of people who lived their lives without experiencing this moment, this is for you. The thousands of fans who breath Red Sox baseball, this is for you. For leaving everything you had on the field, the blood sweat and tears from every game, this one is for you.
The Boston Red Sox have won their ninth World Series title, in front of the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. After winning Game 5, the series ended far sooner than most Dodgers fans expected. Their team came with cold bats. The Dodgers looked drained this entire series, including after the 18 inning Game 3 just two days earlier.
Steve Pearce, (World Series MVP) started the celebrations early, with a 2-run home run in the top of the first. He hit it off of Clayton Kershaw, while driving in Andrew Benintendi. David Price gave up a solo shot to David Freese. J.D Martinez also let up a triple of a bad view play. The game blew open in the top of the 6th, when Mookie Betts hit his first career postseason home run to make it a 3-1 lead.
The Final Pitching Numbers
The tale of the two pitchers shows us two different stories.
Clayton Kershaw: threw for 7 innings, allowed 4 earned runs on 7 hits and 5 strikeouts. Now, all eyes are on him to see if he stays, or opts out of his contract and becomes a free agent. He will surely be heavily looked at over the course of the next three days.
David Price: He also lasted 7 innings of work, allowing 1 earned run on 3 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 5. Coming in of short rest, Price was unbelievable. His change up had the right command, his fastball wasn’t elevated too much, and he finally had confidence throughout this entire postseason run. Although while cementing himself in the history books, he can finally lay the haters to rest. With no expectations of an opt out, expect to see this face for years.
On Wednesday at 11 am, the parade begins. The bottles, analysts, TV cameras, players, and of course the fans will all be in attendance. Myself included. As a lifelong Red Sox fan, all I can say is this team is resilient, tough, and hungry for more in 2019. So look out MLB, the damage is just getting started.