Recap of World Series Game 1

The final score in Game 1 of the World Series was Boston Red Sox 13, Colorado Rockies 1. Wow, what a beating the Rockies took in this game. Josh Beckett led his team to another postseason victory, although he got more than enough run support this time to topple the Rockies, who came in winning 21 of their last 22 games.

How badly did the Rockies lose last night? Well, in the entire NLCS against Arizona Diamondbacks, the Rockies gave up a grand total of eight (yes, eight) runs. The Rockies gave up nine runs to the Boston Red Sox in a span of fourteen hitters – less than five innings of baseball. Now that is what is known as a good whooping. Or a thumping. Or a beatdown. Call if what you will, but the Rockies looked downright embarrassing in Game 1.

The 13-1 victory by the Red Sox is the most lopsided victory in the history of Game 1’s in the World Series. You can blame rustiness, the eight days’ worth of rest, or whatever else you want for the Rockies’ demise in Game 1.

The Red Sox are on a roll. They have scored in double figures in three consecutive games: 12 runs in Game 6 against Cleveland, 11 more runs in Game 7 against Cleveland, and then 13 runs in Game 1 of the World Series against the Rockies. No other team in postseason history has ever scored ten runs or more in three consecutive games. That Boston Red Sox lineup is loaded.

Some facts about the game:

  • Josh Beckett pitched 7 innings, giving up 1 ER, on his way to a victory. He had 9 strikeouts in the game.
  • Pedroia led off the Boston runs with a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning. It was the first time a rookie led off the World Series with a home run.
  • Franklin Morales pitched 2/3 of an inning, giving up 7 ER in the fourth inning. His ERA for the series is now a whopping 94.50
  • Five players on the Boston Red Sox had 2 RBIs each: Dustin Pedroia, J.D. Drew, Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, and Jason Varitek
  • The lone RBI for the Rockies came from Troy Tulowitzki
  • Jeff Francis, the starter for the Rockies, was rocked for 10 hits and 6 ER in 4 innings pitched
  • The all-time World Series record for extra-base hits in a game was nine — set 82 years ago by the 1925 Pirates. The Red Sox tied that record – in the fifth inning of Game 1.
  • The Red Sox put up a two-out rally for the ages. Until last night, no team had ever staged a two-out rally in which it went an entire turn through its lineup, with all nine hitters reaching base in any inning of the previous 597 World Series games ever played. But the Red Sox did that in the fifth inning of Game 1 (on five hits and four walks). Incredible.
  • Including this game and the last three against the Indians, the Red Sox have outscored their opponent by more than seven fold: 43 runs for the Red Sox, 6 runs for the Indians/Rockies. Now that is power.

Needless to say, but if Colorado Rockies don’t win Game 2, the series is pretty much over for them.


~ by mlb2007playoffs on October 25, 2007.

One Response to “Recap of World Series Game 1”

  1. […] a final score of Boston 2, Colorado 1; the Red Sox now take a 2-0 series lead into Denver. Whereas Game 1 was a blowout, Game 2 was a nailbiter. Whereas in Game 1 the Rockies didn’t have the […]

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