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Bo-Sox Take Game One Cool Off Rockies With 13-1 Win

Alright Red Sox Nation don't start getting cocky now. I can just anticipate the talk shows Thursday in Boston, as Richie from Roslindale calls Dale Arnold, and Harvey from Braintree calls Eddie Andleman. They'll be talking about sweeping the Series, and the Colorado Rockies hadn't faced competition like Boston before in the post season. I'm sure the same guys called the shows after Game One of the A.L.C.S. after the Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-3. That of course was before an 11 inning marathon that Boston lost and fell to Cleveland 3 games to 1.That was before Boston had to scratch claw and kick their way past the Indians, and if Cleveland third base coach Joel Skinner doesn't hold Kenny Lofton...well enough said. Just a word to the wise one game does not make a series.

That being said the Boston Red Sox played as close to a complete game in all aspects, as may ever have been played in the Fall Classic as they completely took Colorado out of the game winning 13-1. Boston starter Josh Beckett was simply electric shutting down Colorado. The team that had been the hottest in the MLB Playoffs was held to just one run on six hits by the Red Sox Ace while he struck out nine. Troy Tulowitzki the Rockies shortstop seemed to be one of the few Colorado players who could figure Beckett. Tulowitzki hit two doubles one for a RBI in the second.

The Red Sox just beat on the Rockies pitching staff, Boston leadoff hitter Dustin Pedroia had his fifth at-bat of the game in only the fifth inning. Pedroia led off the game against Colorado starter with a home run setting the tone for the evening as people were still settling into their seats. Francis was taken out of the game after just four innings allowing 6 runs on 10 hits, and Boston was just warming up. Rockies reliever Franklin Morales came in and self destructed on the mound. The Sox scored 7 runs on six hits in the fifth, off Morales who only lasted two thirds of an inning. Ryan Speier then took the mound and got nobody out as he walked the bases loaded. Matt Herges then got Kevin Youkilis to fly out to right to end the carnage. Every Red Sox starting player had a RBI with the exception of third baseman Mike Lowell.

Again as I wrote at the top of this article, one game does not make a series. Colorado looked like they were effected by the eight day layoff. The Rockies will probably resemble the team that dominated the National League post season than the team that looked over matched Wednesday night in Fenway Park.
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