The Rangers’ battery came up huge tonight to tie the World Series at two games each and turn this thing into a best two-out-of-three. Dutch Holland pitched 8-1/3 innings of two-hit shutout ball while his backstop, Mike Napoli went deep with the “Jimmy Jack” that put it away for good. Kinsler and Elvis continue to make great plays in the infield. And Beltre’s making impossible plays at third base look so routine that I’m afraid we’re missing what he really means defensively in these tight games.
Thanks to my good friend Brian Gray, I will be in attendance tomorrow night when C. J. Wilson faces Chris Carpenter in Game Five.
I’ve never been to a World Series game before. I’ve been to playoff games in Arlington in ’96 and ’99. I’ve had John Wetteland pour champagne down my shirt after a division clinching win on a Sunday afternoon. But I’ve never been to a World Series game in my life.
Thank you, Brian.
Here’s hoping Ceej has learned how to breathe through his eyelids. And will somebody please point out that the rose goes in front.