RED SOX WIN SERIES 3-0

Big-game Hunter
Big-game Hunter
Curt Schilling still does some of his best work in October. The Angels found that out the hard way. Eric Neel
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Scouting Reports

Keith Law on the Red Sox

"David Ortiz has overcome knee and shoulder injuries to finish strongly. He's a very difficult hitter to attack because his weak spot, inside just above or below his hands, is so close to a spot where he murders pitches, middle-in."
• Complete scouting reports: Angels Insider | Red Sox Insider

Inside Edge

How good is leadoff hitter Chone Figgins' plate discipline? Check out the full-roster report cards on the Angels and Red Sox and all the post-Game 3 links:
• Weaver: Postgame | Report Card | Command
• Schilling: Postgame | Report Card | Command
• Hitting report cards: Angels | Red Sox

Series Notes: Game 3


• Curt Schilling threw exactly 100 pitches in seven shutout innings. His ERA in LDS play is now 0.93, the best in LDS history for a pitcher who has made at least 5 starts (Matt Morris is 2nd with a 2.19 ERA). Including the first "bloody sock" game (Game 6 of 2004 ALCS), Schilling has made three postseason starts and is 3-0 with a 0.45 ERA (1 ER in 20 IP). And in 16 career postseason starts, Schilling is now 9-2 with a 1.93 ERA. Schilling's teams are 3-0 in games that he's started when they had a chance to eliminate the opponent from the postseason.

• David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez went back-to-back to get the Red Sox offense going. It was the first time they've gone back-to-back in 2007. The last time they hit back-to-back HR in the postseason was Game 3 of the 2005 ALDS against the White Sox.

• The Red Sox have won nine straight against the Angels in the postseason, tied for the longest active postseason win streak vs. a single opponent (Yankees have won nine straight vs the Rangers).

• The Angels had only six extra-base hits in this series, and they scored in only two of the 27 innings played. Their four total runs in the series is the fewest in LDS play since the '99 Yankees held the Rangers to only one run in the ALDS.

• Vladimir Guerrero was held to 2-10 in the series, and in two ALDS series against the Red Sox, he is 4-22 (.182). He is a career .183 hitter in 16 postseason games.

Team Stats

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.269BA.192
19R4
2SB5
5HR0
20K22
1.33ERA6.66
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Featured Comment

    "If Beckett and Schill keep pitching like they did in this series, and if Papi and Manny stay hot.…we're gonna cruise through the post season."
   -- MannybingManny27

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