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    Red Sox 4 Dodgers 2 (WS Game 2)

    Sox retire the final 16 Dodgers to get the win. Dodgers could only muster three hits; all in the 4th inning.
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    Red Sox find a way to win again. Last night they slugged their way to a win. Tonight it was pitching. Just need 2 more.

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    2 out hits are again the Red Sox calling card.

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    That win gave the Red Sox 100 postseason wins. They became the 4th team to win 100 in the postseason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    2 out hits are again the Red Sox calling card.
    And their oft-maligned bullpen was dominant again. Cora has done a masterful job with them. The way he has manipulated the matchups and filled in with starters has helped turn what was supposed to be an achilles heel into a strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    And their oft-maligned bullpen was dominant again. Cora has done a masterful job with them. The way he has manipulated the matchups and filled in with starters has helped turn what was supposed to be an achilles heel into a strength.
    When I first read that I thought you meant the little curly haired Cora, I was confused for a bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    When I first read that I thought you meant the little curly haired Cora, I was confused for a bit!
    If she were managing the team they'd have already wrapped up the Series. She runs a tight ship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    If she were managing the team they'd have already wrapped up the Series. She runs a tight ship.

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    The focus on the sports talk shows seems to be Dave Roberts trying to use matchups and not playing his best hitters. He is taking a lot of heat for leaving his left-handed power hitters on the bench instead of starting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    2 out hits are again the Red Sox calling card.
    Here's a short article explaining how their approach at the plate might be responsible for that:

    Alex Cora Offers Simple Explanation For Red Sox’s Offensive Success In Playoffs | Boston Red Sox | NESN.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    And their oft-maligned bullpen was dominant again. Cora has done a masterful job with them. The way he has manipulated the matchups and filled in with starters has helped turn what was supposed to be an achilles heel into a strength.
    I agree totally. Using Eovaldi in the 8th inning was a great move in games 1 and 2. I could easily see him using Sale in the 8th inning in game 3 and Price in the 8th inning in game 4. Kimbrel is back to being Kimbrel again and Kelly has just nasty stuff. The bullpen all of a sudden looks dominant. The only guy on the staff I worry about now is Porcello...and he is a former Cy Young award winner...

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    The Red Sox now have 31 RBIs in this post season with 2 outs and runners in scoring position. The record is 36 by the 2004 Red Sox. The 1997 Indians had 33 and the 2007 Red Sox had 31.

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