-Rick Porcello vs Charlie Morton
-Xander moved from first to second in the lineup, not sure that's the shakeup we need
-Hanley's Division Series average in his career is .442, which is the highest of all time (min 50 ABs). He went 4-for-4 yesterday so why is he batting 6th?
-Papi is ELECTRIC on the Fox pregame show
-Porcello pitching out of the stretch, interesting
-George Springer leadoff double. How soon is too soon to get someone loose in the pen?
-Every Astros batter looks like they're CHOMPING AT THE BIT to get a piece of Porcello.
-Springer advances to third on a passed ball, Porcello walks Josh Reddick, runners on the corners for Jose FUCKING Altuve. Great
-DOUBLE PLAY. Run scored but we'll take it
-Carlos Correa has swung 25 times in this series and has to yet to swing and miss. Welp
-Porcello with some EMOTION after striking out Alex Bregman to end the top of the first
-XANDER BOGAERTS HOMERS INTO THE BULLPEN ITS 1-1
-Porcello allows another run in the second, an RBI single by Springer. Interesting to note that David Price has walked from the dugout to the bullpen
-Porcello loads the bases but ends up striking out the side to get out of the jam. 2-1 bad guys
-Announcers just said the league is expecting a rain delay that could last hours around 3:15. If that's the case why did we even play today?
-Hanley single to start bottom of the second. He's 5-for-5 since the series moved to Fenway
-Devers singles, Vazquez walks. Bases loaded nobody out. JBJ strikes out looking. Tough call. Here's Pedey
-Now Pedroia strikes out looking, nearly gets thrown out of the game for arguing, but instead it's Farrell who gets thrown out! If the Sox lose, does he ever manage this team again?
-UNBELIEVABLE Bogaerts flies out and we waste the bases loaded with nobody out
-Porcello with a scoreless third, over 70 pitches now, he's pitching with passion and I love it
-Chris Sale has been loosening in the pen. Looks like he's going to come in next inning.
-Hooooooly shit Hanley just uncorked on one but it was just foul
-Hanley singles, and Mitch Moreland tries to score from second but is gunned down at the plate. FUCK
-Sales comes in and throws a 1-2-3 fourth we neeeeeeed to score
-Sale with another scoreless inning in the 5th. Justin Verlander now warming in the pen for the Astros. October baseball in 2017: crazy.
-Verlander comes in AND ALLOWS A TWO-RUN HOMER TO BENNY BASEBALL FENWAY IS GOING NUTS
-Verlander's next pitch is in the dirt he is so shook, Good guys lead 3-2 after 5
-HERE'S THE PLAN: Sale through the 8th, Kimbrel in the 9th, Price in Game 5
-Sale looks fucking fantastic in the 6th. Something worth noting, both Price and Sale have experience coming out of the pen. Verlander did not until today.
-Both Sale and Verlander have settled in. Sale back out for the top of the 8th.
-Alex Bregman leadoff solo homer. Takes the air out of Fenway. 3-3. FUCK
-Whatever, we'll walk off
-Sale gets two outs and they pull him. Here comes Kimbrel
-I don't even remember how it happened but he allows a run to score. That run is charged to Sale
-Trailing 4-3 entering bottom of the 8th, Ken Giles in for Houston
-Sox go 1-2-3
-Top of the 9th goes terribly, Astros get another run off Kimbrel, he throws a season high in pitches (38). 5-3 bad guys entering bottom of the 9th
-Devers inside the park homer to start the inning, fuck I love this kid
-Sox then go 1-2-3. That's all folks, but a bow on the 2017 Red Sox
Final thoughts: Obviously a disappointing loss. once Sale came in and Benny homered I really thought we were gonna win. "We're on to the off-season". Expect some major changes coming........