It’s been quite a while since we’ve lost two in a row, but here we are, down 2-0 in the World Series.
But I’m happy to be heading home to Coors Field.
Fenway Park has lots of little quirks, and the Red Sox have played really well here. They’ve pitched us tough. We pitched a lot better tonight than last night. Ubaldo Jimenez did a good job, and so did our bullpen. We just couldn’t come up with timely hits. Our pitching has been carrying us the whole postseason, but before the World Series we got a lot of timely hits.
Curt Schilling had lot to do with that tonight. He used to throw a 97 mph fastball right by you whenever he got in trouble. He doesn’t have that pitch anymore, but he’s really smart. He can get you looking for something hard, then throw his changeup when you least expect it. He got us tonight, and they’ve got a really good bullpen.
But we’re going home.
We have a bigger home-field advantage. We’ve got a big park, we play well there, and they’re the team that’s going to have to adjust. And I can’t wait to get out on the field on Saturday night. I know our fans have waited a long time for this — 15 years. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. That’s even longer than I’ve been playing. I just hope they’re loud. I hope they’re crazy.
We need to swing the bats better and play better overall, and our fans are going to help us.