Red Sox Win World Series Opener

Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester salutes the crowd after a great start (10/23/13)

Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester salutes the crowd after a great start.

Last night was thoroughly enjoyable for Red Sox fans as they watched their team beat up on the Cardinals to win Game 1 of the World Series 8-1.  While most people feel that St. Louis isn’t really that bad, Boston still feels really good about this win and what it means for the series.  Even if the Cardinals play as well as they should be able to, the pressure is now on them.. and their very young starting pitchers that will take the mound in the next few games.  So even though the Cardinals kind of beat themselves, Red Sox fans should feel very confident about this series.

Here are some of the major highlights:

* Jon Lester got the start for the Red Sox and was dominant.  He pitched 7 2/3 innings with 8 strikeouts, 0 runs, 5 hits, and 1 walk.  He threw 76 strikes on 112 total pitches.  He’s now 2-0 in World Series games.

* David Ortiz hit a two-run homerun in the 7th inning.  He went 2-for-3 with 3 RBI.

David Ortiz hits a two-run homerun (10/23/13)

David Ortiz hits a two-run homerun.

* Mike Napoli hit a deep double with the bases loaded, bringing Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz home for 3 RBI.

Mike Napoli clears the bases with a 3 RBI double (10/23/13)

Mike Napoli clears the bases with a 3 RBI double.

* Admittedly terrible batter (but great on defense) Stephen Drew got on base!  Crazy right?  Well, it was actually because Wainwright and Molina both let a very short pop-up fall on the ground between them, but since they didn’t touch it, it wasn’t an error.

* The Cardinals made 3 errors (really more, but that’s what the stats say).  Here they are:

Pete Kozma makes an error and misses a chance for a likely double play (10/23/13)

Pete Kozma makes an error and misses a chance for a likely double play.

Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina let fly ball from Stephen Drew fall to ground (10/23/13)

Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina let fly ball from Stephen Drew fall to ground.

Another angle of Wainwright and Molina watching a pop-up hit the ground between them (10/23/13)

Another angle of Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina watching a pop-up hit the ground between them.

Here’s a recap of World Series Game 1:
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9870514

Thanks for reading,
Matt

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