Scouts: And so we march one day closer to the long winter off-season. There is only 2-4 possible games left in the season, and the Dodgers seem unable to stem the tide that is the Boston Red Sox. I can’t recall a time when a team was so thoroughly dominant in every aspect of the game, to the point where they seem completely unstoppable. They completely dismantled the Yankees. They tore apart the Astros, and now the Dodgers seem to be no match for the Red Sox. Boston did not back into the playoffs either, they crushed everyone and everything in their path. And every step of the way, they faced to top dog and absolutely picked them apart. They are unmatched on offence, unrivaled in starting pitching, and the one glimmer of a weak-spot, the bullpen has been more than solid.
Hyun-Jin Ryu did not have his best stuff, allowing 4 runs and 6 hits over 4.2 innings, with all of the damage coming with 2 outs. Ian Kinsler got the Sox on the board with a two out single in the second. The dodgers took a temporary lead in the 4th, on a Matt Kemp sac fly, followed by a Yasiel Puig single.
However, the Red Sox will not be denied, coming right back in the 5th, with Steve Pearce drawing a bases loaded walk, and J.D. Martinez singling in a pair immediately after. David Price and the Sox bullpen was able to hold on to the lead from there, giving Price another key playoff victory.
The two teams will have Thursday off, while traveling to L.A. Rick Porcello is scheduled to start for the Sox, while Walker Buehler will get the nod for the Dodgers. The Sox are now up 2-0 in the series.