Stun, then won


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Boston’s Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox

Nate Powers, Contributor

This seems all too familiar. Cardinals, Red Sox and to any Sox fan, flash backs to 2004 rush back, in hopes to one day again warm up the duck boats, close down major streets in Boston, all to see one trophy. Thousands upon thousands of people crowded the streets in hopes to spot a glimpse of the World Series trophy. Nails bitten to almost nothing, hats flipped inside out in hopes that a late rally will put the Sox up on top.

With a three run home run in the top of the 6th inning, Jonny Gomes, signal handling won the game for the Boston Red Sox. But Gomes isn’t the only player who stands out, Felix Doubront and John Lackey both came into the game as relief pitchers to help Clay Buchholz in a jam. In the end, Doubront would come out with the win, which was his first win of the Postseason.

To finish off the game, closing pitcher Koji Uehara, picked off Kolten Wong at first base. Even though this comes to a bizarre ending to the game, Sox fans all around the world couldn’t forget the outcome of game 3, when Will Middlebrooks was called on an baserunner interference call, which in the MLB rulebook states; any player that impedes the baserunner is considered player interference, in that case, each runner advances a single base (rule 7.06)

With an ERA of 1.56 and a WHIP of .95, John Lester is 2-0 this World Series. Lester led the team in wins, and has yet to disappoint. The powerful left-hander throws a fastball in the upper 90’s, and has a cutter that compares to one of baseball’s best, Cliff Lee. His domination over the strike zone is shown in his wins, always keeping hitters on their toes, and always keeping them guessing.

With the winning of game 6, the 2013 Boston Red Sox are World champions once again. The Red Sox won the World Series at home for the first time since 1918. John Lackey was the winning pitcher on this cold October night. Koji Uehara came into the game in the top of the 9th to shut down St. Louis hitters.