The Semi Finals – Red Sox

1946 Red Sox vs. the 2004 Red Sox:

Game 1 – Box Score

Faulty relief from close Keith Foulke, led to a late came comeback by the 1946 Red Sox. Foulke came into the top of the 9th with a 5-4 lead and gave up a walk and then home run to Bobby Doerr. blmeanie aptly noticed that the Red Sox put in Dave Roberts as a pinch runner and who scored the 2004 Red Sox 5th (and final) run.

Game 2 – Box Score

A stellar outing by Curt Schilling wasn’t enough to overcome his offense’s lack of production. With Manny Ramirez hitting just .259 in the playoffs, they just aren’t scoring enough. Interestingly, Ted Williams went 0-5 with a walk. Bet he didn’t do that much in his career.

The 1946 team’s Tex Hughson pitched 8 strong innings and Bob Klingler and Earl Johnson pitched 4 innings of no-run ball in this 12-inning game.

Bullpen woes again undid the 2004 Red Sox as Keith Foulke allowed 3 hits, 1 bb and 1 ER in 2 IP. Alan Embree posted the same line ultimately surrendering the go-ahead run. Foulke registered his 3 blown save of the playoffs and has a 7.94 ERA.

So, no surprise, the 2004 Red Sox find themselves in a 0-2 hole. Familiar territory. The 1946 Red Sox have been grinding out wins and will be home for the next 2 games (same home I know…).