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Against the Wall

It’s funny how for such a long time, the Boston Red Sox couldn’t catch a break. Now it seems like they’re destined to win this thing. It’s not too often a team can make four errors in a game, and still pull it out. It’s even more rare to accomplish that feat in consecutive games.

In game three, it was the Cardinals making the mistakes. Larry Walker got thrown out at the plate in the bottom of the first trying to score on Manny Ramirez (usually a safe bet, and I can’t blame them for running), and then in the bottom of the second, Jeff Suppan failed to score on a deep grounder to second base. It might not have made the difference, but it would have put a little more heat on Pedro.

And speaking of Mr. Martinez, game three was all about him. In his most important game of his career, he gave the Red Sox seven shutout innings. And despite having David Ortiz at first base, the Red Sox went through the whole game without making an error.

So now it’s the Cardinals with their backs against the wall. Down 3-0, you have to wonder whether the second ever 3-0 comeback can happen, but I’m pessimistic. Tonight it will all be up to Jason Marquis. I’ll be watching because there’s a distinct possibility that this will be the last baseball I get until April.

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