Rockies knocked down, but not knocked out
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox, having enough fun on the field already, decided before the bottom of the fifth inning to seek out a little pleasure at the jukebox, too.
In all, it was one game. The difference will be whether the bad lessons of the night disappear or if they stay in the Rockies' minds. It should be remembered as well, that after the first game of the ALCS against Cleveland, after Boston's at-bats looked as perfect as they did Wednesday night, the Red Sox went out and lost three straight games. Curt Schilling and his 10-2 career postseason record is next, but Cleveland got to Schilling at home in Game 2 of the LCS, knocking him out in the fifth inning.This series is over only if the Rockies believe it is.
Howard Bryant is a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. He is the author of "Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston" and "Juicing the Game: Drugs, Power and the Fight for the Soul of Major League Baseball." He can be reached at Howard.Bryant@espn3.com.
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