God damn this is fun.
Someone tell Joe Buck that both sides got shitty calls tonight. Was the 3-0 pitch to Ramirez inside? Yes, yes, it was. Did Ramirez luck out a few innings earlier when the ump missed the outside corner on a 0-2 pitch? Yes, yes he did. Hafner got also got some shitty calls (one strike was like a foot outside) and so did Garko. I thought the home plate ump for Game 1 of the ALDS was terrible, but this guy was just as bad.
Speaking of Fox... dear lord guys, does anyone really care about Beckett pitching on three days rest in Game 4? I mean, that is a nice little tidbit to talk about at some point, but they just went on and on and on and on and on... we get it, there's a chance that he might go for Game 4 but everyone says he won't. Please waste 20 more minutes.
Westbrook faltering in the 7th worked out perfectly. The Tribe got to have Raffy face the heart of Boston's order in the 8th rather than have Borowski face 'em in the 9th. That is huge (for my heart).
Kenny freaking Lofton... what can you even say?
Dice-K didn't pitch too poorly, but he threw a ton of pitches.
Westbrook pitched a great game; his sinker was working, he got out of jams and the defense backed him up nicely. Plus he pitched into the 7th (6.2 innings) and he saved the bullpen.
If Game 4 gets rained out and the Tribe can pitch C.C. on Wednesday on full rest and Carmona in Game 5, do you do it? Do you go for the kill? Sabathia and Carmona at home? If Game 4 does get rained out, I'd think long and hard about it. Giving both of them a start in front of the home crowd.... I don't think Wedge would, but I'd like him to at least mull it over a bit.