Gametime: Wednesday 8:07 | Fenway Park | FOX/WEEI/ESPN Radio
+8 Run differential in WS
Game 6 Matchup:
|Michael Wacha, RHP 2013: 4-1, 2.78 ERA, 1.098 WHIP | 2013 Postseason: 4-0, 1.00 ERA, 0.703 WHIP||
John Lackey, RHP 2013: 10-13, 3.52 ERA, 1.157 WHIP | 2013 Postseason: 2-1, 1 hold, 3.26 ERA, 1.086 WHIP
|Career vs. Sox: N/A
||Career vs. Cardinals: N/A
|2013 vs. AL: 0-1, 2.25 ERA, 0.833 WHIP
||2013 vs. NL: 2-3, 3.09 ERA, 0.971 WHIP
|Last outing against the Sox: (Gm 2) 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
||Last outing against the Cardinals: (Gm 4) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K
Behind another strong Jon Lester outing, the Sox took a 3-2 lead with a 3-1 victory in game 5. David Ross hit a huge, game-winning ground-rule double in the 7th to give the Sox a 2-1 lead at the time. Jacoby Ellsbury knocked in the Sox' 3rd run later that inning, which included David Ross getting thrown out at the plate to end the 7th. Koji did his magic, collecting his 7th save of the postseason, and working over 1 inning again.
Which Cardinal(s) to watch out for: Michael Wacha
Everyone is drooling all over Michael Wacha, but not me. That means absolutely nothing that I don't give a shit. Wacha has the upper hand, and has been the best pitcher in the majors this postseason. Wacha did get the best of the Sox in game 2, and the fate of the St. Louis Cardinals rests on his shoulders.
Wacha will deliver tonight, and may be just as good, or even better.
Actually, now I am scared.
Key to Sox victory: Keeping Wacha uncomfortable and giving Lackey a few runs in support