Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 10/17/13
@    Series tied 2-2 Gametime: Thursday 8:00 | Comerica Park | FOX/WEEI 2013 reg. season vs. Tigers: 3-4 | +8 Run differential | -3 in ALCS Game 5 Matchup:   Jon Lester, LHP  2013: 15-8, 3.75 ERA, 1.294 WHIP | 2013 Postseason: 1-1, 1.93 ERA, 0.929 WHIP Anibal Sanchez, RHP  2013: 14-8, 2.57 ERA, 1.154 WHIP | 2013 Postseason: 1-1, 4.35 ERA, 1.548 WHIP Career vs. Tigers: 2-2, 4.63 ERA, 1.545 WHIP Career vs. Sox: 2-4, 4.36 ERA, 1.569 WHIP 2013 vs. Tigers: 2-0, 4.26 ERA, 1.579 WHIP 2013 vs. Sox: N/A Last outing against the Tigers (Gm 1): (L) 6.1 IP, 6 H, 4 1R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K  Last outing against the Sox (Gm 1): (W) 6 IP, 0 H, 6 BB, 12 K  LINEUPS:               Check back for updated lineups         Last game: Crap. Absolute crap. Jake Peavy walking in runs, Detroit jumping on nearly every mistake, and the Sox leaving pretty much everyone on base. They got the exact 12 hits I called for last night, but did nothing with them. 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position and leaving 10 on base is not a characteristic the 2013 Red Sox we know. It all lead to a 7-3 loss that the Sox deserved. Which Tigers to watch out for: Every-freakin'-body We all know pitching is killing the Sox, and they can't let Detroit's bats get hot. The Sox are beginning to gasp for air. Key to Sox victory: Lester being damn near unhittable Stealing John's comment from the recap. and, just as I said. This is no time to give the Tigers' offense anything to work with. Lester has to bring his very best and pitch the game of his career. One slip, yeah, one slip, and the Sox could find themselves facing elimination on Saturday. Prediction Somehow, somehow the Sox are going to pull out a win. I have to get one right. The Sox will win this one 6-4. 
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