Garrett Atkins followed with a home run, and the score was now 4-3 in favor of Boston. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. 1979
After the Red Sox went down in order in the top of the 9th, the Rockies were down to their last chance against the practically-unhittable Papelbon with the bottom of the order due up.
1908 | Do you have a blog? 1964 | Arizona (2001) and Atlanta (1995) are in there as well. 1987 | 1953 | 2017 | Two-time All-Star Brian Fuentes had lost the closer job to a mid-season injury, but had been replaced by the even more formidable Manuel Corpas. 1927 | Thus, at the start of the World Series, the Rockies had won a total of 21 out of 22 games. 1950 |
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Beckett started out the game by striking out the Rockies in order in the 1st inning.
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2010 | On a wet night at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox won Game 1 of the World Series in convincing fashion, crushing the Colorado Rockies 13 to 1 and ending their remarkable streak of 21 wins in their last 22 games, including a 7-0 record in the 2007 Postseason thus far. 2012 | 2011 |
Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. With the DH not in effect, manager Terry Francona chose to sit down first baseman Kevin Youkilis in order to keep David Ortiz in the line-up, and moved center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to the lead-off spot, dropping Dustin Pedroia to second, in order to make up for Youkilis' absence.
Holliday flied out on the first pitch. Even more so, by mid-September, they seemed to be out of consideration for the postseason, trailing both the Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres in the NL West division race, but also whichever team would end up the loser of the race between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East for the Wild Card; it was seemingly a matter of days before they were mathematically eliminated. 1929 Or write about sports? He breezed through the 7th, struck out the first two batters in the 8th, and gave way to closer Jonathan Papelbon. 1946 | Youkilis scored again in the 2nd when he walked after two outs and David Ortiz doubled him in.
The Rockies managed to take an early lead this time, without getting any big hits: in the top of the 1st inning, Willy Taveras was hit by a Schilling pitch and raced to third on a short ball hit by Matt Holliday that dribbled off the pitcher's glove towards third. 1962 | Mike Timlin replaced Lopez and retired back-to-back pinch-hitters to leave things there. Once again, Boston started strong, with Jacoby Ellsbury's lead-off double.
His successor Javier Lopez allowed singles to the next two hitters, Brad Hawpe and Yorvit Torrealba, to make it 6-2. 1912 | He walked Lowell with one out in the 4th, and J.D. Saturday, October 27 at Coors Field, Denver, CO. Montreal Expos – 1994 * on a separate roster Ultimate WS Expos/27Yanks, New York Yankees – 1927 * on a separate roster Ultimate WS Expos/27Yanks. Kazuo Matsui moved to the lead-off spot, Troy Tulowitzki batted second, and Cory Sullivan played center field in Taveras's stead.
2009 Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Week in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. The Rockies' strength, buoyed by the very favorable hitting conditions in Denver, has always been their bats.
1937 | Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. 1938 | They added a second run in the 5th by repeating the same scenario, with Mike Lowell providing the lead-off double and Jason Varitek the one-out RBI single.
1955 | They finished the season on a 13-1 run and ended tied with the Padres for the Wild Card (only a last-day loss by the Mets prevented what could have been a wild three-team playoff). 1999 The best-of-seven Fall Classic against the St. Louis Cardinals opens at 8 p.m. Hideki Okajima relieved Schilling with one out and two on in the 6th, and retired the next two batters without allowing the tying run to score.
At that point, Colorado could have rolled over and played dead, but they managed to mount a nice comeback to put themselves back in the game. 1906 | SS Troy Tulowitzki was Pedroia's counterpart, an excellent middle infielder who was aiming to win the Rookie of the Year Award. 1970 |
1941 | 1914 | 1915 | Papelbon came back out with a one-run lead in the top of the 9th and proceeded to set down the Rockies in order, striking out Helton and Brad Hawpe in the process, to close the game and earn the save as the teams headed to Colorado. The pitching match-up was interesting in that it featured two pitchers making their first start of the postseason, Aaron Cook for Colorado who was coming back from an injury suffered in August, and Jon Lester for Boston filling in for the injured Tim Wakefield, who had been left off the World Series roster. Japanese prize-rookie Daisuke Matsuzaka was a solid third starter, and while the fourth starter, knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, would miss the World Series because of a back injury, Francona had two other starting options available in young Jon Lester, who had staged a remarkable comeback from cancer, and veteran Julian Tavarez. For their part, the Red Sox were only getting warmed up.
For the fourth time in five games, Boston posted a six-run inning, this time coming in the 3rd off Colorado's Josh Fogg. He basically created the “best” World Series roster for every MLB team. 1928 |
Papelbon allowed a single through the mound to Holliday, the first batter he faced, but immediately picked him off at first base to end the inning. Milwaukee Brewers fans may not have a true rooting interest in the World Series, beginning Tuesday... Smart used to be so cool in baseball. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. The Red Sox didn’t come within sniffing distance of the World Series this season, but that doesn’t... There’s a Boston Red Sox tinge to the teams that reached the baseball championship series in each... Well, the secret is out: If you want to go to the World Series, you should employ Rays manager Kevin Cash. 1948 | 1926 | 1963 | Quiz by redsoxfan24.
1925 | 1973 | They swept the Phillies in three games in the Division Series, then swept the Diamondbacks in four games in the National League Championship Series. Drew followed with a single that moved Lowell to third. Completed by veteran catcher Jason Varitek, the line-up had few holes, the only question being whether it would be possible to keep Ortiz, Ramirez and Youkilis together in the line-up when the team moved to a National League park where the designated hitter would not be in use. The Rays and Dodgers are a study in contrasts -- and similarities.
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1989 Much of the play-by-play, game results, and transaction information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. The big blows were Ellsbury's third double of the game, followed by a two-run double by Pedroia. By the time Matt Herges retired Youkilis on a fly ball to right, Boston had built a 13-1 lead, which would be the game's final score. In addition to their 13 runs, the Red Sox collected 17 hits on the night, hit 8 doubles and drew 8 walks off an overmatched Rockies pitching staff. But then the Rockies started winning. Four more runs had scored by now and Ryan Speier replaced Morales, but he proceeded to walk the next three batters he faced, each pushing in a run. The match-up of teams appeared intriguing on paper, with a strong and experienced Red Sox team facing a young but talented squad that was coming off a tremendous late-season winning streak, a win in a one-game playoff to reach the postseason, and then sweeps in two series without seemingly breaking a sweat. He used CAPs from BieBig, Son of Motown, BlaqMagiq, DrSublime and created some of his own. But Dice-K singled to left, driving in two runs, and Ellsbury followed with his second double of the inning to make it 6-0 and chase Fogg from the game. The Boston Red Sox took a 2-0 World Series lead thanks to another strong pitching performance by a player used to the big stage. 2003 |
1971 | On the mound, the Red Sox boasted a fearsome two-some in Josh Beckett, who had consolidated his reputation as a big-game pitcher with three wins in three starts in the first two postseason series, and Curt Schilling, whose reputation for postseason heroics was bulit in the 1993 NLCS with the Philadelphia Phillies, the 2001 World Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the 2004 Postseason with the Red Sox. Can you name the Red Sox 2004 and 2007 World Series Winning Rosters? 1919
Meanwhile, the Rockies' bullpen, in the guise of Matt Herges, Brian Fuentes and Manuel Corpas, also prevented the Red Sox from adding to their lead, although they had to work considerably harder, as Boston put men on each inning. However, Colorado was back at it in the 7th, using some little ball tactics followed by a big bang. Youkilis and Ortiz followed with doubles, Ramirez singled, and Lowell hit another double.
The Rockies began a comeback attempt with Brad Hawpe's home run in the bottom of the inning off Manny Delcarmen. We have highlighted other rosters like Bacon’s Fictional roster and the RidinRosters Full Minors, and this roster from Brian fits in both worlds in a sense. 100 Thieves open Cash App Compound for LA voters, Canada files class-action lawsuit against EA for Ultimate Team loot boxes. 1936 | 1984 | 1981 |
You can now download the Ultimate World Series roster from Brian Mazique in the roster vault of MLB The Show 20. 1982 | 1918 | Holliday reached second when third baseman Mike Lowell tried to pick up the ball and threw errantly, but the Rockies had to settle for a single run on a Todd Helton ground out. Mike Lowell was named the Series MVP, going 6 for 15 with 3 doubles and a home run as part of a balanced Red Sox offense. Many historical player head shots courtesy of David Davis.
1978 | Jason Varitek then hit a sacrifice fly, and the score was tied at one. He originally explained this idea here, and you can see a trailer of the roster below. How can you change settings in Doug Flutie 2019?
However, the team lacked for a true DH candidate, as the main options available to manager Clint Hurdle being back-up outfielders Ryan Spilborghs and Cory Sullivan, neither of which could be counted on to contribute much power to the line-up.
Boston gave itself some breathing room with three runs off Brian Fuentes in the 8th. 1965 |
Colorado tried to make a game of it in the 2nd, when Garrett Atkins and Troy Tulowitzki hit doubles to cut Boston's lead to 3-1, but that would be just about it for their offensive production on the night: Beckett pitched seven innings, allowed that one run on six hits and a walk while striking out nine. The 2007 World Series saw the Boston Red Sox sweep the Colorado Rockies in four games to claim their second World Series title in four years, after a drought of 86 years. The bullpen was much stronger however. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. I would rather have the 1927 Yankees and the 1995 Expos subbed into the main roster set, for a season or playoff sim.
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